Cutting to the chase: Dad is in Assisted Living and also has 24/7 private caregivers (not agency). I was stunned on Thanksgiving to learn that the day shift caregiver left early and the night time caregiver arrived late, leaving Dad (age 92 with advanced dementia) completely alone for 4-5 hours. They told me, at about 8pm that night, that they wanted to be with their families and that they had asked the CNAs at the ALF would check in on Dad. I get that they would want to be with family but I am nonetheless shocked that they would abandon their responsibility to my Dad. Since this was only brought to my attention while it was occurring, I had no chance to make other arrangements for my Dad’s care with an agency, or to go stay with him myself. One CG has been w/Dad 4 years, and the other more than a year. Adding insult to injury, today is payday and they claimed their full time on the time sheet. I have to deal with this matter today and would welcome advice.