Riverside Alzheimer’s Care
Those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s experience varying levels of forgetfulness and confusion. Alzheimer’s wings at residential facilities often have extra layers of security to prevent accidents and allow for more personnel to deal with the high-level of care required for varying levels of dementia. Riverside has many different communities dedicated to the care of Alzheimer’s patients and their families.
Riverside is served by the Southern California Branch of the Alzheimer’s Association. The association is a great resource for those that are dealing with the emotional and financial aspects of Alzheimer’s. Having a great support network makes it easier to cope with Alzheimer’s and its impact.
The Impact Of Alzheimer’s Disease In Riverside California
In 2015, 11% of adults over 65 in California had Alzheimer’s disease.
In 2015, there were 590,000 seniors age 65 and older that had a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
In 2015, a total of 1,573,000 caregivers contributed care they were not paid for.
There were 11,891 deaths from Alzheimer’s disease in 2012.
Researching The Cost Of Advanced Care In Riverside
Alzheimer’s communities will cost exponentially more on average because of the level of services you get. Meals, rent, utilities, transportation, and medical care are normally always included in the most basic level of community living units.
The national median monthly cost for nursing home care in 2015 was $6,692 for a shared room and $7,604 for a private room, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey.
The monthly median cost of full-service nursing care in Riverside was $7,148 for a semi-private room and $8,669 for a private room.
Adult day care programs averaged $1,647 monthly in Riverside.
The average cost of Alzheimer’s care in Riverside ranges greatly. You can find a more accurate estimate of what you can expect to pay by visiting SeniorAdvisor. You will be able to customize your search based on independent review ratings, cost, and amenities.
Payment Options For Extended Memory Care In Riverside
If a financial advisor has not been consulted, it may be wise to do so when considering any long-term care options. There are many ways to pay and it can be hard to see the big picture if you are struggling with the illness of a loved one.
Selling or renting a home or other real estate is another way to gain some funds to pay for care costs. If your rental home remains empty for any length of time, you will have upkeep costs to worry about during the vacancy. This is why many seniors choose to sell their home before moving into an extended care facility
Long-term care policies usually cover complete memory care but there may be lifetime limits on how much you can spend. It is important to know the exact terms of you or your loved one’s policy so you can plan out care more easily. One memory care community may offer a better long-term financial option than another.
The VA Aid & Attendance pension is a benefit available to veterans, spouses, and widows. The benefit is also available to those that have lost a child in a foreign war. The Department of Veterans Affairs should be contacted to start the application process.
Medicaid programs can help cover some or all of the cost of long-term care for low income persons or those that simply cannot pay the high expense of care out of pocket. It is important to keep in mind that those that own their home should talk to a lawyer before signing any payment agreements with Medicaid benefits due to Medicaid recovery laws.
Cost Reduction Strategies For Memory Loss Care
There are different levels of dementia. The doctor of you or your loved one can more accurately diagnose what stage the dementia is at. Those with only some memory loss may be able to have a roommate in the beginning while those with more advanced dementia may not be able to safely have a roommate.
Many dementia patients start with adult day care services and then as the dementia advances, they move to a facility that offers a higher level of care. Unless someone has long-term care insurance, out of pocket expenses can be reduced a lot the longer a patient is able to stay at a lower level of care.
It is important to calculate the emotional and financial toll that caring for someone with memory loss can impart on a caregiver. Many caregivers try to provide care for longer than they should for both the patient and themselves.
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