My sister takes care of our parents 5 days a week. She is there about 6-8 hours per day. She thinks that “somebody” should be paying her. I think that she should do it for free – after all it is our parents that she is caring for. What do you think?
I think that you should be more respectful of your sister’s efforts, her time and what she tells you. Most likely she needs the money. She gives of her time out of love. Love does not help pay her bills though. There are enough stresses as a caregiver, don’t add to her stress by making her worry about her personal money issues.
If she were not there, who would do what she does? Perhaps an agency would need to be hired. Do you think that they would work for free?
Either “somebody” pays your sister or a third party gets paid. It is a point of respect and appreciation for her efforts and her dignity.