I moved in w/my mom 9 months ago. I have been shopping 1-2 times a week and she stays home w/her dog. I had spoken to someone at the Alzheimer's Assoc. and they apparently contacted social services due to our conversations. A social worker just showed up today for an hour asking lots of questions which I know she had to get the info from the Assoc. In addition to tons of handouts she presented one re: that if my mom goes out the door, gets lost, or hurt while I am gone (even though I race through the store) I can be prosecuted and given up to 7 years in prison! There is no family nor friends, etc. to stay here although she has managed fine on her own for 4 years. I am really scared of this. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of this? We can't afford a person at $80, 4 hour min. to come in each time I need to shop. I also have personal things I'd like to do, but feel I cannot now. Any suggestions?