Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating and progressive illness that affects more than 5 million people in the United States alone. Because of this widespread prevalence, extended family members are often left to care for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s. However, some families may not be able to provide the care needed for their loved ones due to financial or other reasons. If you’re considering placing your loved one in a retirement community but are worried about potential costs associated with Alzheimer’s care options, we can help! Here’s our list of the best Alzheimer’s care options available today:
Assisted living is an excellent option for those who need a little help but can still take care of themselves. Assisted living communities will have nurses, therapists, and doctors on staff who can assist with daily tasks and medical needs. The cost of assisted living varies depending on the community, but it typically ranges from $2,000 – $4,000 per month depending on location and amenities offered (the higher-end price usually includes meals).
Independent living is a good choice for people who are still independent and active but need help with daily tasks. The resident has their apartment or studio but can get help from staff members if they need it.
The person will have to pay for their food and utilities and any medical expenses that aren’t covered by insurance. They may also have to pay an additional fee for the services the community’s team members provide if they require assistance with bathing or dressing regularly (this varies depending on where you live).
Memory Care Centers
Memory care is for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and severe other memory loss. In a memory care center, residents are cared for by specially trained caregivers who help them maintain their independence as much as possible.
This type of community aims to provide a safe and secure environment where aging family members can live together while receiving the extra attention they need to thrive. The team works closely with family members to ensure everyone’s needs are being met at all times; if they’re not, they’ll let you know immediately!
Residential Care Homes
Residential care homes are ideal for those who need assistance with daily activities, such as preparing meals and laundry. They also offer various services, such as medication management and personal care (such as bathing).
Residential care communities can provide a safe, secure environment where your loved one will feel at home during their final years. In addition to providing 24-hour supervision and support, these communities often have amenities like swimming pools or libraries where residents can socialize with each other in an environment that feels like home.
If your loved one needs help maintaining independent living skills but cannot safely live alone due to memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease or another condition, then residential care may be proper for them!
Respite Care is a temporary break from caregiving. It allows the family caregiver to take a break from the demands of 24-hour care for their loved one, so they can attend to other responsibilities. Respite Care also allows you to get some rest!
We know that choosing the right Alzheimer’s care option for your loved one can be a difficult process. We hope our list of options helps you make an informed decision about where they should go next. If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.