A few months ago I noticed that my power steering fluid was a little low. My owner's manual stated that automatic transmission fluid should be used, so I went out and bought a quart of cheap ATF and topped it off. It didn't occur to me until later that this could be a problem, when I was reading about issues with mixing fluids in a transmission.
I haven't had any problems, but I could have just been lucky. On the other hand, maybe the requirements for power steering are such that it won't make a difference. Is it really necessary to flush the whole system if fluid needs to be added, if you aren't sure what brand was in there to begin with?