Alzheimer’s and Senior Dementia Care
Someone in the U.S., typically a senior, is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease every 66 seconds and it could be one of your loved ones. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s affects approximately 5.7 million Americans over the age of 65. These numbers are expected to increase as more Baby Boomers become seniors. It has been predicted that by 2030, 10 million Baby Boomers will have developed Alzheimer’s Disease.
Signs of Dementia
Early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s may include short-term memory loss, which can be misconstrued as forgetfulness, the inability to find the right word, listlessness, confusion, changes in behaviors or moods, being repetitive, unable to follow a story line and the inability to recognize individuals, among other symptoms. Families who are concerned about their elderly loved ones should consult a doctor who can order blood work, and neurological or imaging tests to confirm the diagnosis.
Cost of Senior Dementia Care
The lifetime (eight to ten years, give or take) cost for caring for someone with the onset of senior dementia or Alzheimer’s has been estimated at $341,840. The costs are reduced by 70% if it is a family member who is the primary caregiver. In 2017, family members put in 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care, valued at $232 billion, but not without negatively impacting their own budget and health.
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The Advantage of Using a Homecare/Home Health Agency
Engaging a home care or home health care agency such as Luxe Homecare to provide elder care services relieves the stress on the family and provides qualified, dedicated and nurturing caregivers and healthcare workers to assist with senior dementia care.
Our caregiving agency offers in-home caregivers and certified home health aides specializing in non-medical in-home care for short periods of time or 24-hours round the clock. Luxe caregivers assist with everything from Alzheimer’s and dementia care personal care such as bathing, showering dressing, eating, transferring from a chair to the bed, bed to bath, or from one room to another, as well as assistance with meal planning and preparation, medication reminders, basic housekeeping (laundry and light housekeeping),
Transportation services, respite, and companionship
Our Home Healthcare Department provides post-surgical care, stroke care, and Parkinson’s care. Team members are qualified and prepared to take client’s vital signs to maintain a consistent record to share with their physician and other healthcare professionals.
How Much Will It Cost?
The type of insurance your family member has-Medi-Cal, Medicare or Long-Term Care insurance–and the extent of their needs, whether short-term or long-term care will determine the final out-of-pocket expense to the family. Luxe can also help fill out, submit, and track the Long-Term Care Insurance claims so that they are paid in a timely manner.
At Luxe, we offer a complimentary evaluation, customizing a plan to fit your loved one’s needs and budget. We are proud to provide these services to a range of communities in Southern California so that your elder relative can retain as much of their independence as is possible while aging in place in the comfort of their home. Many families find it to be the perfect senior care solution, giving them the peace of mind they so deserve.
Contact Luxe Homecare today and find out how you can provide quality senior dementia care to your loved one, without giving up your life to do it. Headquartered in Pacific Palisades, Luxe also provides senior dementia care in Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Long Beach, Malibu, Newport Beach, Riverside and Santa Monica. Contact Luxe Homecare today: call us at (310) 454-5500 or email us at info@LuxeHC.com.