I work only on weekends (but need to keep my job) and am home with my parents all day, every day. I have hired a home-care company to help care for my parents when I'm at work on the weekends, but my mother has thrown such a fit and gotten so upset about having someone come to the house (basically financial concern) that I've had to cancel the home care. My dad has Alzheimers and gets Hospice care 5 days a week for about 1.5 hours (but my mom interferes there too). If something happens to my parents when they are alone: fall, accident etc. am I legally responsible for their well-being since I am their POA and primary care-giver? I think I am and I'm trying to use this as a last ditch effort to get my mom to agree to help on the weekends and to stop "helping" with dad when the hospice caregivers are there because she is 78 and not in good health herself. It seems to me the only way she'll listen to me, is if she's convinced, by someone other than me, that if something happens to them I could be in legal trouble (heard of a case where a woman was arrested when her mom fell and she wasn't there). Does anyone know the actual laws about this? Thanks.