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What assisted living expenses for a dementia patient are tax deductible as medical expenses?

If some or all expenses are due to a medical condition (dementia) it appears to me that those expenses should fall under medical expenses for a deduction on federal income taxes. Is that possible?
Status: Open    Jul 02, 2015 - 09:03 AM


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Jul 08, 2015 - 07:51 AM

A Place for Mom actually wrote a great article on the Medical Tax Deduction. Read it here:

My recommendation is to find a local tax attorney who is aware of the deduction (or is willing to research it). Please spread the word to the community and all the families you have contact with. Perhaps the assisted living / skilled nursing would even be willing to host an in-house seminar for families on the Medical Tax Deduction, as we do here at The Fremont!

Sep 17, 2015 - 10:19 AM

You should consult your tax advisor on income tax deductions and credits. Your tax returns take into consideration your income and all deductions, credits, losses, gains etc. So it’s always difficult to advise someone on one aspect or factor that may or may not affect their taxes.

Source: Sophia Lopez, Esq.

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