The High Costs of Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients


“McCormack quickly learned a harsh lesson about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease: It’s expensive, and much of the cost comes out of the family’s pocket. Medicare didn’t cover the $108,000-a-year cost of the locked memory-care facility that doctors told McCormack her mother needed to ensure her safety right after the diagnosis. And it didn’t cover the $84,000-a-year assisted living facility that Helen lived in for three years after that.”  Reference:


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