I have heard this model can be beneficial for both parties – finding someone to live in the spare bedroom of your parent’s home to keep them company and make sure your parent is safe. The person lives in the home for free or for small pay in exchange for a place to live.
We are on a tight budget and my mother has a spare bedroom/bathroom that I can use with this type of arrangement. Has anyone had experience with this, positive or negative? Every situation is different, but I was thinking I would arrange it to where the person would agree to be at the house between the hours of 9p-9a or 10p-8a, with their days left to do whatever they want/need to do. Would need to figure out details like responsibilities, if any, while they reside in the home, vacation, etc. The resident would be in the home primarily if mom needed something in the middle of the night, if she fell in the middle of the night, etc.