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A blind individual with memory issues resides in an assisted living facility who requires constant medical attention and periodically has to hire an aide for his care. Is the cost of the aide tax deductible as a medical expense?
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If the aide is providing services that are necessary diagnostic, preventive, therapeutic, curing, treating, mitigating, rehabilitative services, and maintenance and personal care services that are:

Maintenance or personal care services is care which has as its primary purpose the providing of a chronically ill individual with needed assistance with his or her disabilities (including protection from threats to health and safety due to severe cognitive impairment).

  1. Required by a chronically ill individual, and

  2. Provided pursuant to a plan of care prescribed by a licensed health care practitioner.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf

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