Dementia is one of the most expensive and time-consuming health conditions to care for in the U.S. 80% of adults with dementia live at home. Unpaid family members provide the majority of care.
Here are some additional staggering statistics:
33% of caregivers assisting a person with dementia are unpaid
An individual with dementia requires an average of 55 hours of care per week
More than 27% spend between $5000-$19,999 on out of pocket expenses per year for the care of a person with dementia
Support for caregivers is critical. Here’s what can be done.
Explore financial assistance options and eligibilities.
Utilize in home paid assistance from those trained in dementia care.
Find out about local day care
Learn about the variety of community services
Utilize respite care
Get caregiver training
If you need guidance and resources tailored to your specific situation, contact me. I’m here to help.
Who Is Taking Care Of The Caregiver????
posted: Feb 13, 2019.