Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Alzheimer's and Home Health Care Costs


Brian Willie

For many families, home health care is the way to go to take care
of their loved one with Alzheimer's. That is, at least for awhile.

There are some very good home health care providers, but they can
be very expensive. The average cost is $16-24/hour. For the family
that needs moderate levels of help, this may not be bad, but as
care needs increase, and more and more hours must be spent on home
health care, the Alzheimer's family will face tremendous expenses.

I recently met with someone who runs a home health service and she
told me that it's not uncommon for round the clock care to cost as
much as $3,600 a week!

We will talk more about how a little known Veteran's Benefit can
often be used to offset some of the tremendous costs of home health
for your loved one with Alzheimer's.

Here is a great dementia resource for caregivers and healthcare professinals,

Here is information on being the best caregiver you can be

Here are more interesting dementia articles and activities,

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