If you’re looking for memory care in Houston but can’t figure out the cost, Pathways Memory Care is here to help.
Time is a valuable asset you can’t pay for and you can’t get it back. When adding up the cost of care, the Alzheimer’s Association found 11 million people are providing 15.3 billion hours of unpaid care to the six million Americans living with this form of dementia. Learn how to find the care your loved one needs and discover the resources available so your family can go back to being a family.
What is memory care?
To relieve the burden from families and provide relief to those living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, Pathways Memory Care creates an environment where folks live with dignity. Memory care presents the opportunity for families to enjoy being a family again.
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Does Medicare pay for memory care?
People often wonder if Medicare pays for memory care. It does not cover the cost of monthly rent, but oftentimes they will pay for additional medical services required to offset the cost. Skilled nursing services, hospice care, and medications fall into that category.
How can I pay for memory care in Houston?
- Long-term care insurance: Retirement age is a good time to shop for LTC insurance. Unlike Medicare and Medicaid, this insurance will pay a daily allowance for memory care living. Planning ahead with this option protects the savings account of your loved one.
- Veterans’ Administration Benefits: The VA Aid and Attendance pension program offers assistance to you and/or your spouse if you bravely served our country. This resource also assists in applying for benefits and helping you navigate finding care.
What is the cost of memory care near me?
The greatest resource to find the cost of services for your loved one comes from the Genworth Cost of Care Survey. This annual guide provides national averages of assisted living facilities in every state and presents the value of receiving care in Texas compared to other parts of the country.
Because the services are more comprehensive, memory care generally averages 20-30 percent higher than assisted living. This guide can also compare costs of home care and show you the value Pathways Memory Care can provide in the long run.
How much does Pathways Memory Care Cost?
Providing an engaging lifestyle for your loved one while remaining a cost-effective resource for families is our promise.
In-home caregiving and nursing homes can range anywhere from $4,200 to $7,600 per month.
Will my loved one benefit from staying at home?
In late-stage Alzheimer’s and dementia, your loved one may require around-the-clock care due to the nature of the symptoms. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates $257 billion in unpaid care falls on friends and family members of those living with dementia every year.
In-home care is an option to relieve caretaking from family members, but consider:
- Will you have to pay for modifications to the home to make it accessible?
- Will you still be paying for property taxes and home maintenance?
- Will your loved one miss out on socialization and engaging programming?
- Will the home be secure enough to prevent wandering off?
Where can I find help?
Navigating life with a loved one experiencing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia is not something you should do alone. Take a look at our calendar to attend our monthly caregiver support group and get familiar with people who’ve shared your journey. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any other questions you may have.