Author: Rebecca Schier-Akamelu assisted living writer

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Top Books for Dementia Patients: Engaging Reads at Every Stage of Memory Loss

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How reading can benefit your loved one It may not be apparent why reading benefits someone with memory loss, especially as their cognitive abilities decline. However, …

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Is Home Care Tax Deductible? What You Need to Know

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Home care vs. home health care: Tax implications There isn’t a blanket tax deduction for home health care or home care. However, using Schedule A of IRS …

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What Assisted Living Expenses Are Tax Deductible?

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How assisted living falls under the IRS’ medical deduction Medical expenses that are more than 7.5% of someone’s adjusted gross income (AGI) are eligible for the …

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Is Independent Living Tax Deductible?

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Understanding the medical expense deduction Senior living — this includes independent living, assisted living, memory care, and nursing homes — isn’t eligible for a tax deduction on …

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Caregiver & Senior Tax Tips: Top Questions Answered

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Claiming your parent as a dependent: The credit for other dependents If you’re caring for an elderly loved one, you may be able to claim them …

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A State-By-State Guide to Care Home Prices

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What is the monthly cost of a care home? The national monthly median cost of rent in a care home is $4,800 for a private room …