When you have a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's, there are going to be expenses you probably wouldn't think of. It's important to take the time to analyze the various expenses so that you can properly plan for them.
Although there is no specific medical equipment required for Alzheimer's patients, you are likely going to want a medical alert system. There are a variety of systems on the market. Some will involve putting a bracelet or pendant on your parent or other loved one so that if they wander or get injured, it is easy to get them the help that they need.
Beyond what an Alzheimer's patient gets when they visit the doctor, there may be other forms of care to explore. This includes:
- Adult day care
- Home care services
- Respite care
All of these will allow your loved one to get a need without all of it coming from you. Even if you plan on being the primary caregiver for your parent, you will only be able to do so much.
A doctor may try a variety of prescription drugs on an Alzheimer's patient. This can help with dementia, violent episodes, and various other issues that a person might be experiencing. Not all of these will be covered by insurance and therefore you will want to plan for the expenses so that you aren't taken by surprise.
At Caring Senior Service, our expert staff is comprised of extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and trusted professionals who take pride in helping your loved one manage their daily activities. Contact us today to learn more!