Are they routinely experiencing
emergencies, which places their life in jeopardy? Do
they suffer from epilepsy, or shortness of breath
that may need to be monitored all the time?
Do they get lonely easily and feel
deserted at the slightest moment of your absence?
Can they be destructive at times of
stress and sickness and cause damage to themselves
and your home in the process?
Depending on your answers to these
questions, your decision on the possibility of leaving
your loved one home alone should be clearer. If your
answers gave you a sense of dissatisfaction, it is in
your best interest to find assistance through a family
member or home care aide who can stay with them while
you are gone. But if the answers to the questions were
comforting, you may still be able to leave your loved
one alone, although you must regularly check up on their
progress to ensure their safety in the future. This is
certainly not an easy situation for all involved, but
understand your own feelings and be strong-minded when
making the most sensible and safe decision for all