My older brother, who lives across the street from my dad, is going to go part time on his current job so he'll have more time to be available for dad's needs (taking him to dr appts, grocery store, out to eat..and to be available in case dad has a problem (he's had a small stroke and had stints put into his heart in the last 4 months).
Dad is willing to pay my brother 250.00/wk to make up for the salary he's giving up. My younger brother and I are fine with this arrangement, since we both live out of state. I just wonder what do to about the fact that my brother is also going to want to charge dad gas for taking him to and from Doctor's visits, grocery store, out to eat, etc, since that's what he's always done. However, Under this new arrangement, I don't think he should, since he'll no longer be paying for gas to go to and from work and he'll probably not be working for dad any more then 5 or so hours a week on most weeks. So I think the 250.00 should include any gas my brother has to use.
With gas being as much as it is, my brother's charging for gas could add quite a lot in a month's time to dad's bills and I can't see my brother keeping accurate records of the amount of driving he does on dad's behalf. I'm POA with dad in charge of finances and I feel I need to be responsible to see to it things are fair for dad and my brother. Do you think I'm being petty worrying about gas?
Also, do you think I should come up with a contract for dad to have my brother sign?
Any other thoughts on this issue would be greatly appreciated.