When we took over care for my MIL my family expected cover for our holidays. This was never forthcoming. We have been taking MIL with us for the past 18 months. The last holiday was tricky and we decided it would be the last one we took her on. This leads us with the dilemma of how to get a break. She is very independent but we see her every day etc etc. She is not capably of being left but wont accept support. My idea is this: We live 2 minutes away. She cant use the phone but pops down if she has an issue. So I thought I could pay someone to live at my house and be "on call" checking in on her daily etc etc basically replicating the current arrangement. I recon it will cost about 1k a week which she can afford. We have LPO and can organise this. It's in her interests because she wants to stay at home and has always expressed this. I'd rather someone I know because they will be in my house. I have people I know who will do it. The question is: Obviously i cant just take a grand out of her account and give it to someone. How could i very simply set up to employ them? The second questions is: Can anyone think of a problem which would prevent this working?