Mom has social security ($1000) and a pension ($700) and dividend income and capitol gains and withdrawal from IRA, all of which are taxable incomes. Is the full fee for assisted living plus the homecare agency at the AL plus the outside companions deductable as a medical expense? (Yes I have an accountant, and his position has been that yes it is, which seems almost too good to be true). Has anyone other experience with this? Or other information? I have searched online and read what I can, and I also use turbotax to do a draft each year before I send to the accountant, but I still feel that we may be audited in the future. Some of the expense in the AL is for housing rent and for food and utilities, it seems to me. Is that 'medical' because she needs to be there?