long-term care costs

“Filial Support” Laws: Making Children Pay for Their Parents’ Nursing Home

JULY 30, 2012 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 29 When your parents go to the nursing home, could you be liable for their bills? That may seem unlikely, but as the country’s leading authority on the subject (Prof. Katherine Pearson from the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University) notes, there are laws on the books …

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Helping Care for Your Relative Provides Income Tax Benefits

APRIL 9, 2012 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 14 Federal and Arizona state income tax returns are due next week. It’s a good time to review tax deductions for one of the common situations we deal with: in-home (or, for that matter, institutional) caregiving for an infirm family member. We wrote about an individual case involving long-term …

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