I recently moved in with my mother and grandmother to help take care of the property and give my mother a break from caring for my grandmother 24/7. I am living here for free but start work Monday now that season is here. My mother is 68 and gets paid $200.00 a week for 24/7 for care of my 100 year old grand mother, I am not happy about this. Supposedly its only 200 because she lives here free. She sleeps in the same room as my grams and its killing my mother, she is getting to the point where I am going to speak with my aunt and uncles.
My grams turns 101 this year. She needs attention 100% of the time. She cannot walk on her own, She must be braced while using her walker. My mother who is 68 does all the house work and shopping, laundry, cooking and is up 4-8 times per night to attend to my grams. She administers medication, changes her dirty depends. she does everything.
My mother gets paid $200.00 per week, Her boyfriend buys all food. 24/7 care at 200 dollars a week is less then 2 dollars an hour. I am 31 years old and a man. I take care of our large property and watch my grams for a few hours 2 times a week to give my mother time away. Season is here and I'm back to work.
She buys all the food and supplies for the house as well. I am not happy with this arrangement and i would like some advice from everyone here.
Is my mother being used?
Does 24 hour care 7 days a week living in same room with grams something that my mother should be paying for? Also food and cooking my mother pays.
Can Anyone help me?
What should my mother be paid? Is room and board/food an expense my mother is responsible for?
I am not going to watch my mother get taken advantage of by my Family.
Please help me. Is she being used and underpaid?
24/7 in home very demanding.