Leaving Mom Alone
by M.J. Jones
Mom is 94 and has congestive heart failure. She is unable to get out of bed alone. However, she is able to ambulate using walker. Needs assistance with getting to breakfast table.
Can walk to bathroom but needs assistance with open/closing doors and while in bathroom. My question is -- What does the law say about leaving an elderly person alone in the home? A friend told me that it is illegal to leave mom alone in the house after she is put to bed because she is unable to get up in case of a fire or any other emergency. Is that true?
I have searched for information but nothing that specifically addresses this.