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Can My mother declare her fee for the adult family home she lives in with 24/7 nursing care? She Has Alzheimer's and is physically can not do anything on her own.

 
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JulieR
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Can My mother declare her fee for the adult family home she lives in with 24/7 nursing care? She Has Alzheimer's and is physically can not do anything on her own.

Generally, the costs of medical services provided in an assisted living facility, in this case, a group home, must be separated from the costs of other services provided to be deductible. 

The exception to this is when an individual is considered "chronically ill", meaning a doctor or nurse has certified that the resident either: cannot perform at least two activities of daily living, such as eating, toileting, transferring, bath, dressing, or continence; or requires supervision due to a cognitive impairment (such as Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia).

If your mother meets the criteria of "chronically ill" the costs for the entire costs of her care could be deducted as a medical expense on Schedule A of her return if she itemizes her deductions.

The following link provides some additional information. Tax Deductions for Assisted Living Costs

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JulieR
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Can My mother declare her fee for the adult family home she lives in with 24/7 nursing care? She Has Alzheimer's and is physically can not do anything on her own.

Generally, the costs of medical services provided in an assisted living facility, in this case, a group home, must be separated from the costs of other services provided to be deductible. 

The exception to this is when an individual is considered "chronically ill", meaning a doctor or nurse has certified that the resident either: cannot perform at least two activities of daily living, such as eating, toileting, transferring, bath, dressing, or continence; or requires supervision due to a cognitive impairment (such as Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia).

If your mother meets the criteria of "chronically ill" the costs for the entire costs of her care could be deducted as a medical expense on Schedule A of her return if she itemizes her deductions.

The following link provides some additional information. Tax Deductions for Assisted Living Costs

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