Memory care is extremely expensive. The cost of memory care varies widely, depending on the services available and the facility’s specialization. On average, a private room in a memory care facility in the United States costs approximately $5,745 per month.
For families with a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's related dementia's certified Alzheimer's / memory care facilities provides a safe and pleasing home environment. These specialized memory care communities are designed exclusively for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other types of memory impairments.
Traditionally, Medicare does not cover the costs of memory care or long-term care facilities. However, Medicare will cover qualified healthcare costs while your loved one is living at a certain facility. Medicare is more often used to pay for a skilled nursing facility or home health care.
People with Alzheimer's disease require regular medical care as well as some special care that might include medications or other interventions. Medical services are often covered under medical insurance (either Medicare or private health insurance). It may be important to examine the health coverage to determine the extent of coverage limitations or co-pays and deductibles.
Help is available. The Alzheimer's Association® can connect you with low-cost or free community support services. Call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 (TTY: 866.403.3073). Benefits Check-Up helps you find benefit programs that can help pay for medications, health care, food, utilities and more.Private Health Insurance
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