My mother in law's live in caregiver has been with her for 3 years now. Every 6 months the POA had given her a generous raise. This year he hired another caregiver in addition to the regular one. We see the usual "hinting" going on trying to steer us for a raise. I see it now as manipulation when now I recognize the pattern. 1.The thank you so much for giving me this job. 2. I have been doing extra things around the house 3. I just love your MIL etc etc. (The extra things done only lasts briefly). Our dilemma is since the caregiver is now working 12- 16 hours and a projected total of 24 hours less/month and the other caregiver has to be paid for this time, Should the regular caregiver receive a raise for working less hours? She still gets paid her regular pay even though works much less hours.