Ma has mid-stage Alzheimer's and has been living with us for over a year. Someone told me she could be my dependent, however I read somewhere that she would need to be on MY insurance. She has all her own insurance including dental and prescription and some state assistance. If I have her as my legal dependent, wouldn't she lose this? I am looking into becoming her conservator legally as I have already been doing this for the better of 20 years. I have been her POA and health care proxy for almost 10 years. Is there a way Ma could keep all of her own benefits and I could claim her as a dependent? I work full-time for now and have the family insurance through me. I am 57 and Ma might outlive my full-time status.