Research on the fight against Alzheimer’s is a never-ending journey, and we’re increasingly gaining insight into what it might feel like when older individuals start to show the signs of the disease; but we’re also, over time, delving deeper into the toll it takes on the ones caring for those with Alzheimer’s, as the effects are evident mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially.

A senior citizen with Alzheimer's and his caregiver

Last year alone, 15.5 million caregivers gave approximately 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care. According to research conducted by the Alzheimer’s Association, this translates to about $220 billion in unpaid work and lost wages.

Anyone who provides care for someone suffering with Alzheimer’s can vouch for how many hats you have to wear: scheduler, cook, housekeeper, driver, and countless more. The effects go far beyond dollar signs. Many caregivers deal with anxiety and depression, among other health concerns. In fact, in 2012, caregivers themselves accounted for $9.3 billion in health care costs.

It’s understandable why a person would want to take the care of their loved one into their own hands; but after a certain point, this might not be manageable. It’s reassuring to know that you do have options. One is in home care. Select Home Care will match you with a compatible caregiver who will give your loved one a great gift: the opportunity to continue living at home. We provide a range of services and will work with you to create a program that meets all of your needs. Additionally, we have locations all across the US, including Pasadena, Westlake Village, and Las Vegas.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you. (877) 230-3160

 

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