Ada-Icon
Required

The Costs of Alzheimer’s, Elder Law Attorney, Woodstock, GA


Alzheimer’s is so expensive to treat, that it presents a very real threat to both Medicaid and Medicare.

The mostly costly disease to treat is Alzheimer’s. A total of one out of every five dollars is currently spent by Medicaid and Medicare to treat the disease.

If the costs are not brought down dramatically, the future of both programs could be in jeopardy. Why? Americans are living longer and longer, which means that more people are or will be in need of Alzheimer’s treatment.

If the current trends continue, in the future one out of every three dollars spent by Medicaid and Medicare will go toward treating Alzheimer’s, according to FOX News in “Could Alzheimer’s really bankrupt Medicare and Medicaid.”

Both programs are already extremely expensive and face financial difficulties in the future. With their present funding, they will not be able to afford a large increase in Alzheimer’s diagnoses and treatments.

What does this mean?

Research into preventing and curing the disease is more important than ever. The development of new less expensive treatment methods would also be helpful.

This is another of the many ways that an aging population could threaten the country’s current institutions and practices, unless action is taken. Our programs were not designed with a substantial increase in longevity in mind.

Other issues include paying for nursing home care, the health of the Social Security system, the availability of home health aides and a cultural change brought on by people having to wait longer to receive their inheritances.

Reference: FOX News (March 1, 2017) “Could Alzheimer’s really bankrupt Medicare and Medicaid.”

 

Hear From Our Clients
tes-prev
tes-next

“On the threshold of retirement, we finally decided to quit thinking we could self-prepare the requisite documents. We had previously had only a very simple will. We needed the necessary legal (including updated will) & health care docs but didn’t want to deal with the time & complication of legalese. Cindy made the process relatively painless. She took the time to explain and answer questions without trying to upsell services. We were done in 2 meetings plus the reading of emailed drafts. In addition to preparing the documents, Nelson Eldercare will be there when our adult children need advice on executing the plans we’ve put in place.So glad it’s behind us and would recommend Cindy and her helpful staff.”

- Bonnie

Cindy and her company treat their clients like family. Nelson’s offers clear, direct, and honest guidance in planning for your families security and future. No one wants to actively sit down and make these decisions, but Nelson’s makes this process seamless. I was so impressed with their willingness to answer all questions big or small. So glad I made the decision have them help my mom and dad and now me. You can’t go wrong with Nelson’s Elder Care Law.

- Hope

The very best elder law attorney and staff anyone could ever ask for! I have referred a number of clients to Cindy and she never disappoints. She is kind, caring, and extremely thorough in making sure everything is completed as it should be. I highly recommend Cindy for anyone needing lawyer services; she truly goes above and beyond for every client she helps and has had a huge impact in so many peoples’ lives. Thank you, Cindy and staff, for everything that you do- I’m so glad to know you!

- Kerri

I heard Cindy’s presentation at a Senior Luncheon at my church, and was very impressed. She helped my daughter and me understand many aspects of elder law. Josh has also been very helpful in my planning to enter an independent living situation . I have told many friends about them.

- Charlotte

Cindy and the Nelson Elder Care Law team are trustworthy and helpful. They are the experts in elder care law. At Leaf Cremation, we entrust our families to the care of the Nelson team when their services are needed.

- Pierce