My Mother is 74. She was diagnosed when she was 64, and has been on Aircept since then. Last year my Father pasted away, and one of sisters was already living in the house with my parents, and continued to do so until recently. My mother had a live in care giver, that watched her and took care of my sisters grandchild a couple of days a week. My sister that lived there, took care of buying groceries, paying bills and other things. I because I had to quit my job a few years ago do to medical reasons, would make and take my Mom to her doctors appts. Do to no life insurance from my Father, and other reasons, we are in the process of selling my Mom's house, and she has moved in with me and my family. I have POA now, and am my Mom's caregiver 24/7. Except for a few weeks at a time, several times a year she will go to my sister's house that is out of state.
Two of my sisters think after I take care of my Mothers expenses, and keep a little back for unexpected things that might pop up, I should pay my self the what is left of her retirement each month. For housing, groceries, care etc. I am not sure how to break all this down. My other sister had lived with my parents for many years, and according to my parents she never paid rent or helped with electric . She did help with groceries, and as they got older and their health declined she helped them with doing their bills etc. She is a bit not so sure about me being paid for care.
Can anyone give me some advice or share what you do in your situation if you a full time care giver of your parent.