Friday, July 10, 2020

The cost of care for Alzheimer's and Dementia

Paying for care is a big concern as Alzheimer's and Dementia progresses. Putting financial plans in place as soon To plan for financial needs during the course of Alzheimer's and Dementia disease, you'll need to consider all the costs you might face now and in the future. 
Keep in mind that Alzheimer’s and Dementia are progressive diseases and the person’s needs will change over time. While medical or other forms of insurance may cover some of these costs, they may not cover all. As the diagnosis has been made can help you secure your financial future.
  • Ongoing medical treatment for Alzheimer's-related symptoms, diagnosis and follow-up visits
  • Treatment or medical equipment for other medical conditions
  • Safety-related expenses, such as home safety modifications or safety services for a person who wanders
  • Prescription drugs
  • Personal care supplies
  • Adult day care services
  • In-home care services
  • Full-time residential care services

I leave you with this gold nugget of information about the cost of care put together by the Alzheimer's Association. Bravo to them! 

Follow the link to check on "Planning for care costs"

We are on this bumpy road together, you are not alone!
Be Prepared, Be Informed, Be Empowered.
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