Im at home for the first time since my Aunt left a few weeks ago? ( Cant even think when they were here) So this is the second time my grandfather has been left alone, he does sometimes get disoriented where he is at in his house ( being blind- even had a neighbor call because he heard him yelling help) and has fallen before.
I'm very nervous to leave him alone but I did so by HIS DEMAND! He is upset with my son and told me take him home ( my son goes every night with me to my grandfathers house and refused to stay home unless I did. My son IS the type to walk outside in the middle of the night to get me... he will walk a distance too. So, I told grandpa Id try to be back but it might be late like between 10pm-12am or so... and he said whatever , then my son started in.. and I said now it depends if I come back on my son. He said whatever go home and rest. I been alone before Im fine, stay home. Im sooo nervous all I can think about is him falling, or yelling for help( refuses to wear life alert and he has it) I cant sleep yet Im so tired.
Am I responsible if something happens because my father is disabled and dying himself? Does all his medical care rest on me? Who appoints me that person? I want to care for him but not be the "decision maker" :
There no papers signed to care for him medically ( I never signed anything anyways)...
His daughter, only has" POA "but nothing else
Dr' s have been saying he should have someone spend nights/ or have more " companionship" and the new one said he shouldn't be alone because his morning pain meds can make him dizzy, but never did they demand or put in writing he needed 24hr care. They talk to my grandfather and he will tell them hes fine and they leave it alone.