Mom and I share a joint bank account, but it is her money. She has Alzheimer's and dementia and we are now putting a plan in action to help her. She will receive hospice at home which will require her paying for a private aide 24/7. Until we find an aide, she has been living with me temporarily, but the plan is to move her back into her apartment. She does have long-term care insurance, but I have started to take money out of her account to pay for aides that I have used up until the point we get her permanently settle back into her apartment. I usually pay for items with my credit card and at the end of the week, I tally up what I've spent in different categories and write myself a check for each category as a reimbursement. Should I be handling this in a different manner? I am keeping careful records and receipts. Also, should I prepay her funeral? Their are a number of expenses that have arisen until her long-term care kicks in. I'm wondering if I should with draw the money and open a special account that will just go towards her needs or can I keep going with this system. Thanks for any input.