About Nursing Homes
A nursing home can be a good option if a senior loved one is in need of more care than a residential facility is capable of providing them - for example if they have medical needs or significant problems attending to daily activities. Seniors that may need nursing home care include those who are in need of help managing medications, as well as those who are in need of mobility help, assistance with hygiene issues such as bathing, dressing, and incontinence, and more. Nursing homes typically include private, semi-private, and shared rooms as well as facilities such as dining halls, social areas, and outdoor areas.
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Nursing Home Costs in the United States
Data recently published by Genworth Financial and Medicare showed that the median cost of nursing home care in the United States is about $77,380, which equates to about $6,360 monthly and $212 daily. Nursing care costs are also on the rise, with prices expected to increase by 4% per year over the next five years.
The costs of nursing home care can vary quite a lot depending on where you live. The highest cost reported in the United States was in Alaska, which has an average cost of $237,250 per year, $19,500 per month, and $650 per day. The most affordable care is in Texas, where costs average $50,735 annually. This breaks down to $4,170 per month and $139 per day.