Caregivers

Payments to caregivers found deductible, Tax Court rules

A recent decision of the United States Tax Court reminds us that the some of the cost of caregiving for the chronically ill may be tax deductible, but that it is important to get the proper documentation. It may also help if you file a tax return. Lillian Baral...

Family caregiving in U.S. valued at $450 billion in one year

Family members who provided care to another adult with functional limitations contributed an economic value of approximately $450 billion in 2009, according to a recent report. The report, issued by the AARP Public Policy Institute, says that family caregivers incur...

Assisted living regulations take effect January 17

(2011) Assisted living facilities are everywhere, but what does “assisted living” mean anyway? Regulations taking effect on January 17 attempt to answer that question for Pennsylvanians. Until now, assisted living facilities have been regulated as “personal care...