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Hi Rosemary,
Thanks for your question.  It would be reasonable for your mother to pay rent  and living expenses to live in your home. To make it an easier process, come up with a fixed monthly amount instead of having the amount change month to month based on expenses.  To come up with a reasonable amount, check to see what the average caregiver gets paid in your area, and how much rooms for rent are going for.  It would be wise to come up with a tenancy agreement that you both sign, you could have a lawyer draw this up for you.
Best of luck to you, if you have further questions or concerns please feel free to voice them here in our forums, search through our blog post offerings, or hire one of our Certified POP Life Coaches to help you through this process.