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‘My elderly relative determined she could no longer care for herself’: Are her assisted-living facility costs tax deductible?

‘My elderly relative determined she could no longer care for herself’: Are her assisted-living facility costs tax deductible?

Monthly living costs include room/board, cost for diabetic care and fees for a package of moderate nursing assistance (which can increase or decrease according to the amount of assistance they deem necessary for her). Are any of these monthly charges tax deductible as medical expenses? Making the medical expense deduction work for your relative may entail some extra effort — but it could definitely pay off.