Many people with Alzheimer’s Disease need long‐term care to help with activities of daily living. Annual costs are estimated at between $38 billion and $42 billion. Medicare does not cover this, and Medicaid help is limited. Longer life spans, shrinking savings rates, and increased costs of long‐term care could spell financial disaster unless remedial steps are taken soon. In this article, Monath attempts to provide a substantive core selection of materials related to Alzheimer’s Disease, long‐term care, and health policy. Documents covered include journals, government documents, and grey literature. Having this knowledge, with facts and figures at hand, can help sway public officials to create policy that uses tax dollars wisely by investing in research that will find a cause, prevention, and possibly a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease while saving taxpayers billions of dollars in the future.
Monath, J. (1997), "Alzheimer’s Disease, Long‐Term Care, and Health Policy: Who’s Going to Pay the Bill?", Reference Services Review, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. 7-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/00907329710306526Download as .RIS
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