Nov 05, 2015 - 01:00 PM
If you are a veteran and can or do qualifiy for VA Aid & Attendance pension, the tax-free income could be used for any purpose, including cooking and cleaning.
Nov 07, 2015 - 03:12 PM
If the attendant also provides personal and household services, amounts paid to the attendant must be divided between the time spent performing household and personal services and the time spent for nursing services. For example, because of your medical condition you pay a visiting nurse $300 per week for medical and household services. She spends 10% of her time doing household services such as washing dishes and laundry. You can include only $270 per week as medical expenses. The $30 (10% × $300) allocated to household services cannot be included.
Long term care facilities operate under a different set of regulations in regards to medical tax deductions. The Fremont Senior Living (and most communities) send an itemized list of appropriate deductions in January for tax purposes.