— $900/year — medication (Axona is a high cost drug). This does NOT include other medication co-pays.
— $70/month Nicotine patch (slows progression and possibly even repairs cognitive damage)
— OMEGA 3 oil vitamins (slows progression and increases cognitive function)
— Publix or Walmart or Costco gift card –groceries
— toiletries (she has no shampoo and conditioner, needs new toothbrush)
— hair needs to be cut and colored, nails need cleaning up
— other prescription medications have a co-pay
— eye glasses (she is nearsighted)
— Dental work. She has cavities and needs a cleaning. Medicaid does not cover these things. They just want to pull her teeth out.
— Caregiver hours…
The list goes on. I’m working with Medicaid and Social Security to cover most of her other expenses.
NO LONGER NEEDED;
— Pull Ups (about $100/month Medicaid is now covering)
— Phone line (Life line wireless phone with limited minutes for emergencies covered by Medicaid)