I don't think I've seen this topic dicussed before, so here goes. I've been working in home health for about 4 months doing pediatric private duty care and I do enjoy it, but....In all the homes I have been it except one, the parents left other children for me to care for besides my patient. I don't mind if they are well-behaved and potty-trained, but one home I was in last week was a nightmare. My 5 yr old patient is almost total care, and they also left 3 little hellions, all girls ages 12, 14 and 16 for me to watch too. The older one is ok, but the younger two fought constantly and had the TV on at an ear-splitting volume the whole time I was there. And to top it all off, when I was forced to take my patient to a bedroom so he could take a nap in peace, the younger one called her mother(also a nurse for the same agency!) who then called the agency I work for and reported ME for being ASLEEP! :angryfire I told my supervisor this was ludicrous and I think she believed me, but still....Needless to say, I won't be going back there again, and I am also wondering about liability issues. Am I legally responsible for 3 teenage girls who just "happen to be there" during my shift? If I am, then it would seem that if I got sued if something happend to them, then my employer could be too. Yet, the agency didn't seem to have a problem with the fact that I was stuck with 3 extra kids to watch. I don't think it would matter how old they are, I'm no lawyer, but I believe that the only adult on the property would be responsible whether they gave "consent" to babysit or not.Has anyone else ever run into this problem?