I'm the granddaughter currently helping my mother (who is a registered nurse), to care for my grandma. Mom is an experienced and competent nurse and she wants to keep her mother out of hospitals and the like for as long as possible. She takes care of medication, hygiene, and making sure gran is as comfortable as possible. We moved her to the family home about a week ago when the homecare she had just wasn't enough. And mom may be Supernurse, Superdaughter and Supermother but she works nights exclusively, and her specialty isn't geriatrics. The problem we currently have is that gran is using her last stubbornness, last fraction of energy, delusions of retaining any dignity, and possibly just spite, to get out of bed. She can make it out of bed but she needs help. She usually wants to go to the bathroom, even though we finally got her into a diaper, but she can't walk the whole way to the toilet without a walker and at least two people holding her up. Someone is always home in the house. Dad's retired and I'm on sick leave and staying with my parents for the time being. But whether mom is working night or not, we are worried about gran getting up at night when the rest of us are sleeping and accidentally have a fall or something. We've told her she needs to stay in bed unless there's someone there to help her. But, well, she's 94 years old and she forgets, disagrees, denies, and never stops trying to at least make it to the bathroom. Understandable of course, but it's getting harder during the day and it's just too risky at night. The medication should make sure she sleeps through the night, but there's no guarantee, and we're all worried. She's suffering enough without a traumatic fall on top of that. Is there a way to legally, humanely and safely keep her in bed? Preferably without also just pissing her off. She's remarkably healthy, aside from the dying of old age part.