• victor0victor0 victor0victor0
    May 02, 2011
    Is Dementia Care Tax Deductible?
    victor0victor0 victor0victor0
    May 02, 2011
    My father is in an assisted living facility with a "memory care unit" which cares for people with alzheimers and dementia. My father is diagnosed with dementia. The facility fees largest line items are "personal care services" and "rent" "Rent" includes room, meals, housekeeping, and a basic level of care. Are all my father's facility fees tax deductible? READ MORE

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    May 02, 2011
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    NC
    May 02, 2011

    My father-in-law's residential care sent us explanation on the tax. They are not responsible for this but they explained their position.

    Basically, if it is home care, the caregiver's salary is tax deductible provided that for each year, a doctor writes and proofs that he has dementia or Alzheimer's and he cannot take care of himself at all.

    However, food and lodge cannot be tax deductible in the nursing home unless you can get a doctor telling IRS that he needs medical care with the disease such as heart disease or cancer and so on. This means the caregivers/managers' fees or operation fees are tax deductible provided that he is incompetent. Usually the home would give you a percentage on that to separate that from the lodge or food.

    We did everything. I reported all of the nursing home expenses saying my FIL needs medical care and we got the refund.

     

    Good luck,
    Nina

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