My mom's dementia got so bad that the assisted living Facility kicked her out.
She moved in with me a short time ago. I have noticed my water bill has gone through the roof (I do laundry a lot more as she soils sheets and her clothes plus she goes to the bathroom alot/flushes and more dishwasher use, etc) same with electric, gas. She was fed 3 X a day at the home and now we feed her. I had to hire a cleaning service for the house because we just can't keep up with it anymore with all the extra time we now spend on mom. So I am thinking $500/mo would be about right. The issue I have is that it is NOT income but more paying of related expenses. I also want to make sure it passes the fed's 5 year look back sniff test. I have to assume everyone has additional expenses when a parent moves in. What do you all do?