My siblings and I are considering 24-hour in-home care for our parents, however, none of us will be living with them. Is it safe to have 24-hour caregivers (2 or 3 shifts) without another family member there to watch over them? Or is it safer for them to be in a nursing home? They are mostly bed-ridden and need help getting into their wheelchairs for a few hours a day. They are also in the early stages of dementia -- but only people who know them would recognize it. They have done better in healing from their health challenges while being at home and with each other, than when they were separated and in different rooms in the nursing rehab center.