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As my mother's Alzheimer's worsens, I'm beginning to realize I may have to put her into a nursing home one day. The research I've done gives me a base price for homes and assisted living in the $2000-$3000 per month price range, but that doesn't include everything. (I'm in South Georgia, USA) How do I find out what I need to do to figure out as the actual cost? I'm not getting much information during my research but a base price. I know they go by how healthy she is, and physically she's good, but that will change as she goes along. She has Medicare and a supplement for medical, but I know a lot of extras are out of pocket. Has anyone had any experience with this lately? She has gotten to the point that I can no longer do this alone and tomorrow I will be finding out about home care. I will keep her at home as long as she is aware enough of her surroundings and she is safe. BUT one day I may have to consider a home when it gets too far. Please don't judge me for considering a home, I understand how bad it can be. I'm just looking for information. Thanks.