Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's
Frequently Asked Questions
19. What types of services are available to help at-home caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s?
As Alzheimer’s disease gets worse, you will need more help to care for the person. It's okay to seek help whenever you need it. Several kinds of help are available.
- Home health care agencies send a home health aide or nurse to your home to help you care for a person with Alzheimer’s. They may come for a few hours or stay for 24 hours and are paid by the hour.
- Meal services bring hot meals to the person's home or your home. The delivery staff does not feed the person. Some groups do not charge for their services. Others may charge a small fee.
- Adult day care services provide a safe environment, activities, and staff who take care of the person with Alzheimer’s at their own facility. Many programs provide transportation between the person’s home and the facility.
- Geriatric care managers visit your home to assess your needs and suggest and arrange home-care services. They charge by the hour. Most insurance plans don't cover these costs.