My 77 y/o mother who had a major stroke in 12/2005 which left her bed ridden and totally dependent. She does not speak, understand, sit up, or walk. She is fed through a G-tube and has foley catheter. We siblings (all 8 of us) decided to care for her at home. She lives at my oldest brother's house and he claims her as her dependent. Rest of us work dayshift and night shifts to help out with the care. Most of us also provide financial assistance with her care. I provide $800 per month for her care. I do have the checks to prove those transactions. Can I use this money for exemptions? Thanks!!!