My apologies if this question has already been addressed on this website. Mom has Alzheimer's, mild to moderate stage I think. She's believes she is managing all by herself. My husband and I and our grandchild we are raising moved in with her six months ago (she has a larger home) believing then it was easier to keep tabs of her and caring for her house if we lived there instead of me managing our home and hers. We quickly realized she was worse memory-wise than we thought. I've hired my husband to hang out and keep an eye on her during the day, and to get the mail before she does so she doesn't stew about a bill all day wondering if she can pay them or not. My mother needs a companion which my husband isn't working out to be. The house is in need of painting and other repairs which I feel I could manage better if I was around the house full-time. My job is very demanding and often requires me working in the evenings after a full day. It's hard to switch modes, work mode to mom mode. I am mom's POA, Co-Trustee of my parent's trust and only surviving child and beneficiary. I believe she has plenty of savings to cover memory care when that is needed, however my goal is to keep her home for as long as possible, as that is her wish. If Medicaid isn't in the picture or no siblings to contend with, is it okay for mom to pay me a salary, (or gift)? Keep in mind I could ask my mom, and she would agree, but would worry her that she doesn't have any money to pay me. Then the next day she may or may not remember anything about it, so essentially, my mother may not be aware she is paying me. Why do I feel guilty for asking to be compensated?