Distribution of U.S. care costs for older people with Alzheimer 2011-2019 by payer

This statistic illustrates the percent distribution of aggregate caregiving costs for Americans aged 65 and older with Alzheimer‘s disease or other dementias in the U.S. from 2011 to 2019, by payer. In 2019, Medicare bore 51 percent of the total aggregate costs of such care.

Percentage of U.S. aggregate care costs for older people with Alzheimer‘s or other dementias from 2011 to 2019, by payer*

Payer201120122013201420152016201720182019
Medicare 51%52%53%53%50%50%51%50%51%
Medicaid20%18%17%17%18%18%17%17%17%
Out-of-pocket 17%17%17%17%19%19%22%22%22%
Other12%13%13%13%13%13%11%11%11%
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Age group

65 years and older

Supplementary notes

* Costs based on 2011-2019 U.S. dollars; all values are estimates. “Other” payment sources include private insurance, health maintenance organizations, other managed care organizations and uncompensated care.
This statistic was assembled from several editions of the same report.

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