I work everyday from 6:30 - 3:00 and home by 4:00. I have to call him at 10:30 to see if he has got out of bed and ate and taken his medications. When I call from work, he sometimes just doesn't want to answer the phone at which it worries me because he just doesn't get up since he's a very lazy person. When he doesn't answer the phone, I am worried and need to find someone to go over and check on him and when they do, he is just in his bed. When I call other times, he is alert, up and he makes him cereal and takes his meds. He just doesn't like to be home alone and he's old fashioned old school Italian who has been catered to all his life by our mother who passed in 2011 and my husband and I made the choice to move in with him. When I leave in the morning, he seems sad because he doesn't like to be at home by himself, but when there are people at the house, he doesn't socialize and just wants to sleep on the couch. I'm considering getting a caregiver to help out since I do have a full-time job, but just not sure what kind of day my dad will have. What would be your suggestions, has anyone dealt with this. Also there are times he does have episodes of talking to people who are not there and other times he has said I want to go "home" and he is at home. He doesn't want to do anything, but just sleep or lay down. He never was a social butterfly - it always was my mom. He doesn't cook for himself at all, he waits for me to come home and take care of him. Also, what kind of medical alert would you use if we are sure he would not push the button if he did have a fall. Help?