With regard to having treatment and Medicare for patients with dementia, none seems to exist. I know from experience.
Unless you have no assets, you will pay out of pocket, which I did for three years for my husband. He had Alzheimer’s, and there are limited facilities that take that type of patient.
He was twice admitted to the Palace, and after a few weeks was turned away. It couldn’t cope, and I was paying $8,000 a month.
I took care of him for two years at home with the help of aides, but at age 75 it was hopeless.
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The day you pack your husband’s bag to go to a nursing home after 50 years of marriage will tear your heart out.
Alzheimer’s will bankrupt a family.
It is time that this disease be addressed and these patients end their lives with dignity.