I wanted to know if there are laws that could put me at risk as the caregiver of my mother for leaving her alone for an hour to two one day a week. My mother is bedridden and I pay someone to take care of her every weekday and Saturday.
On Sundays I take care of her all day, but at times I need to go to my house which is 3-4 minutes away. She also has hospice service and they come in to bathe her every day, and a nurse from the same hospice service visits three times a week.
Recently, the nurse came in while I was at my house and said that leaving my mother alone is a violation and the next time she would put in a complaint. Is this something they can really do? My mother is not at risk by being by herself for one to two hours. She has a bed with rails and cannot fall off. I have cameras to keep an eye on her while I am not there and like I said, I live 3-4 minutes away. I find it very frustrating to think this is true as how would I even get her stuff from the grocery store when she needs it. Like I said, we always have someone here during the week, but not on Sundays.
Please let me know what are some of you doing with a similar situation. Thank you!