How do you hire a caregiver to come in to the home for your loved one when she thinks she can't afford it?
My mother is now needing 24/7 care for her Alzheimer's. My husband and I have been taking turns staying with her for the past 4 months because she does not want to leave her home. We have been doing it for free, of course, but it is becoming increasingly harder to not be able to go to our own home TOGETHER! We have arranged for my 23 yo daughter to begin spending 5 nights a week with her, but I feel she would need to be compensated. We have agreed that she would be paid $250 a week for 5 nights. My mother says that she can not afford this. (She can). I do have POA, so I would be able to do it, anyway, but I am uncomfortable doing it without her knowing. Also, my sister would be the first to "tell on me" if I did it anyway. Has anyone else encountered this? Any suggestions?