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FAQs: Are there any sources of financial help for people with Alzheimer’s or their caregivers?

There are several possible sources of help, depending on your situation:

  • The Federal government’s Alzheimer’s website has information about how to pay for medical care and daily living services.
    www.alzheimers.gov/paying.html
  • Medicare, the Federal health insurance program for people age 65 or older, has information about medical and drug plans.
    1-800-366-4227 (toll-free)
    www.medicare.gov
  • The Social Security Administration’s Supplemental Security Income program pays benefits to disabled adults with limited income and resources.
    1-800-772-1213 (toll-free)
    www.ssa.gov

The following organizations also offer assistance with finding financial help:

Eldercare Locator
1-800-677-1116 (toll-free)
www.eldercare.gov

National Council on Aging
1-202-479-1200
www.benefitscheckup.org

LeadingAge (formerly the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging)
1-202-783-2242
www.leadingage.org/paying_for_aging_services.aspx

Family Caregiver Alliance
1-800-445-8106 (toll-free)
www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/fcn_content_node.jsp?nodeid=2083

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