I would like to know if you all think it is wrong or right to have the parents that you are taking care of to help with these items? How will the state look at what you are doing with their money? Is paying an individual for caregiving instead of an agency acceptable? I have a great person I really want to keep. I am confused on the way the state looks at things. I just want to do the right thing . Should I write the check to the electric company out of her account if I can ? Is it acceptable even though the electric is in my name? I was thinking of 1/3 of the actual monthly bill. Thanks to you all who are helping all of us ! Have A Great Day to you ALL!