How Long is Too Long?
My father is diabetic and suffers from dementia, and my mother is unable to walk and suffers from dementia as well. I've been caring for them for the last four years and I have a full-time job. During the time I'm at work, I have people paid to come in and care for them, but after that, it's only me during the evenings and weekends. From time to time on Saturday or Sunday, I have to go out to run errands which may take up to two hours, whether it's shopping or getting take-out, or something else. I usually do this when they're sleeping (which they do a lot). My question is, would leaving them while they're in bed for a few hours constitute abuse or neglect?