Tax Deductions for Accessible Home Modifications

Here is an interesting article explaining how people may be able to deduct certain expenses associated with home modifications and special equipment that were purchased due to a medical condition or disability.   There are a variety of home modifications that qualify and the deduction is applicable to both home owners and renters.   This may be a promising avenue to help offset these costs but please consult with an accountant.

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Independent Living Design Radio Interview

Adam was interviewed on Eugeria Radio and discussed aging-in-place, universal design and home modifications for seniors.  He also highlighted the problems associated with falls in the senior population and simple steps that people can take to eliminate trip hazards around the home.

Listen here

Claiming a Parent as a Dependent

Interesting post from the New York Times New Old Age Blog.  This should be of interest to adult children who are helping their parents age in place in their own homes or in the child’s home.

http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/18/can-i-claim-my-mother-as-a-dependent/

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