So my mom has the official diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and we are thinking/planning ahead. Her sister died of the disease, so we see the path this will take. Her sister died with no money and ended up in a state facility which was horrible.
We have a friend who’s mom is in a lovely assisted living facility and they pay $4300/month! And that’s with her not needing full nursing care yet.
How in in the world do people afford this? My mom has teacher retirement and that’s it.