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So what I did, I started to use one of my own credit cards just for items that my Dad needed. Then when the bill came, it was paid from Dad's checking account that also had my name on the account [John Smith or Jane Smith].
Life so much easier that way instead of me using my own money and being reimbursed..... otherwise I would have to run to the bank to deposit a check or run to my parent's bank to get cash for them to use to pay me.... one less trip for me, or any mix-ups on who owed what.
That said, I sometimes find it shocking how little oversight there is on what I do with my Mom's money. It seems like I could easily run off with the whole lot of it and no one would question it at all.
For recurring household bills I set up automatic payment from her bank account, less for me to remember every month and it worked like a charm, we have never had any problems with it.