My mom has lived with us for four years. The first two in a house we own, but alone. Then my husband moved in and now I and our adult handicapped son have joined the party. We have quickly realized the house does not suit our needs and are searching for one that does. In the area we live, that’s going to cost a good bit more than we now own. Currently she pays water and electric and buys her own personal care and junk food items. That amounts to about $500 per month plus a $40 cell phone bill. She gets $1200 per month in retirement. When she lived on her own, her rent alone was over $450 so we feel she is getting a bargain. Her cable, groceries, transportation, etc are all covered by us, but she cries poverty constantly. There seems to be money for online shopping and trips to get junk food and a fistful of credit cards. If she did not live here; there would be no need to move but I don’t know what is fair to ask from her.