7 Signs of Elderly Dependence
When Leaving Dad Home Alone Might Not Be a Good Idea
Talk to professional caregivers and you'll generally find that they have strong negative reactions to the idea of leaving anyone but a 100% functional person at home alone. They've been trained to think first of liability, and that transfers over when they give advice to caregivers.
On the other hand, care recipients will probably strongly disagreeand argue that they are perfectly safe at home alone.
So where's the line? It will be different depending on whether yourelder is disabled because of cognitive problems such as dementia, or is physicallydisabled but still fully able to comprehend.(MORE)
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