New Hampshire Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

New Hampshire’s population is aging at a rapid pace. In fact, NH is the state with the third fastest aging population in the U.S. By the year 2020, the number of elderly New Hampshirites will peak. And by 2030, the Granite Staters will experience a “silver tsunami,” almost one-third of the population will be 65 or older. Since it is estimated that 70% of people turning age 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care during their lives, seniors should acquaint themselves with the cost of nursing homes in their state. New Hampshire is in the top 10 most expensive states for nursing home care.

New Hampshire senior care planning includes understanding costs of nursing homes in the chosen area, along with their overall ratings. Many times, hospitals will discharge the senior to a nursing home for post-hospital stay rehabilitation. If the senior’s stay is longer than the Medicare-covered 100 days, those costs becomes out-of-pocket.

Nursing homes are costly — and it’s a topic many families don’t discuss until the need is imminent. Avoiding the long-term care conversation doesn’t make it go away. That’s why our mission is to educate the consumer. We are always updating our nursing home cost database and have released the latest costs and ratings for New Hampshire nursing homes.

Below is a snapshot of New Hampshire nursing home costs and ratings:

Total Number of Nursing Homes: 80
Average Single Price: $301
Average Double Price: $285
Average Rating: 3.1 (out of 5)

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 9
4-Star: 32
3-Star: 29
2-Star: 6
1-Star: 4

New Hampshire’s Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS), has published their State Plan on Aging, which became effective on October 1, 2015. The Plan will remain in effect through September 30, 2019.

You can also see an at­-a­-glance snapshot of our latest findings with our New Hampshire nursing home cost infographic.

Seniors and their family caregivers can research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information. A good place to start anticipating for those future long-term care costs is consulting with a professional who can come up with a financial action plan that includes an assessment of your family’s assets and future spending needs. Caregiverlist can also provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in New Hampshire and help you learn about the costs for senior care.


Hawaii Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

Hawaii is inarguably one of the most beautiful states in the nation and consistently makes “Best States for Retirement” lists. And why not? Not only is Hawaii lush, tropical, impossibly lovely (the very air smells of sea and flowers), but the cost of living (outside Honolulu) is 33.4% above the U.S. average. Icing on the cake? Social Security benefits and most other pension payouts are exempt from state income taxes.

But doesn’t Hawaii have the most expensive nursing homes in the U.S.? Not quite. Alaska takes the title of state with costliest nursing homes, with Hawaii coming in second, according to the Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Index. Hawaii has an average room cost of $355.50 (based on both private and semi-private rooms) to Alaska’s nursing home cost of $573.90.


Here’s a snapshot of Hawaii nursing home data:

Total Number of Nursing Homes: 50
Average Single Price: $397
Average Double Price: $314
Average Rating: 2.6

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 3
4-Star: 17
3-Star: 13
2-Star: 4
1-Star: 13

Which Hawaii nursing home has the highest Caregiverlist® rating? The Hawaii nursing home with the highest Caregiverlist® rating is privately-owned Island Nursing Home in Honolulu, Hawaii, which scores 4.8 out of 5 stars. The nursing home's semi-private room (they do not offer private rooms) costs $252.00 per day, which is significantly less than the state's average double rate of $314.

Senior care costs, especially the costs incurred by long-term nursing home stay, is something most people don’t think about until it’s too late, usually after the Medicare-paid first 100 days of post-hospital rehabilitation. But cost is not the only factor in choosing long-term care for our families or ourselves; seniors should review the ratings and costs of nursing homes in their area and then visit the nursing homes which meet their budget constraints.

A good place for families to begin anticipating future costs is by talking to a professional and coming up with a financial action plan. Caregiverlist can provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Hawaii and help you learn about the costs for senior care. Seniors and their family caregivers can also research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.

Nevada Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

When I think of Nevada, I think of Las Vegas. But there’s a lot more to the state than gambling. Nevada’s aging population is one of the fastest growing in the nation. Currently, about 13% of the state’s population is over age 65. Growth in the oldest segment (85+) has increased by 78% over the last ten years, according to a report published by the Nevada Commission on Aging. And while senior prefer to age in place, many of those seniors will find themselves in need of care in a nursing home setting. only 4.1% of persons aged 65 and older live in institutional settings, but that number increases with age.

How much do nursing homes in Nevada cost? According to Caregiverlist’s updated national nursing home cost database, the daily room rate of a nursing home in Nevada is $216.21 (the state average of single and shared rooms,) or $78,917 per year. Nevada nursing homes carry average star rating of 2.7 out of 5.

Senior care planning includes understanding costs of nursing homes, along with their overall ratings. The sad truth is that the general consumer has no idea how much nursing home care costs in their area, and usually doesn’t learn of those costs until long-term care is needed.—like after the first 100 days of Medicare-covered care. Caregiverlist updates our nursing home cost database so seniors and their families can get an idea of long-term care costs in their area.

Below is a snapshot of Nevada nursing home costs and ratings:
Total Number of Nursing Homes: 53
Average Single Price: $229.79
Average Double Price: $202.63
Average Rating: 2.7

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 1
4-Star: 14
3-Star: 28
2-Star: 9
1-Star: 1

Which is Nevada’s highest rated nursing home? The only Nevada nursing home with a 5-Star Caregiverlist Nursing Home Rating is South Lyon Medical Center in Yerington, Nevada. It receives a perfect 5 out of 5 stars in its overall Medicare star rating and its certified nursing aide hours per resident per day.

Many seniors and their families will prefer to stay at home and hire an in-home professional senior caregiver. The median hourly rate for a home health aide or CNA in Nevada is $22 per hour, but can increase or decrease depending on the location and level of care required. A quality home care agency provides all necessary liability and worker's compensation insurance protections and payroll taxes as required by law.

When should families begin anticipating for future long-term care costs? A good place to start is consulting with a professional who can come up with a financial action plan, something that includes an assessment of your family’s assets and future spending needs. Caregiverlist can provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Nevada and help you learn about the costs for senior care. Seniors and their family caregivers can also research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.

Alaska Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

Where are the most expensive nursing homes in the U.S.? Not surprisingly, Alaska takes the title of state with costliest nursing homes in America once again, according to the updated Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Index. And again, Alaska wins by a landslide, with an average daily room cost of $573.90 (based on both private and semi-private rooms.) The next most expensive nursing homes can be found in Hawaii, whose average daily nursing home costs are $376.66.

Why are nursing home costs so high in Alaska? Many factors contribute to costs, especially in rural areas where even gas and electricity are costlier. Then there’s the law of supply and demand — there are simply more people vying for fewer resources. In addition to Native Alaskans living longer, non-natives who migrated to the state during the oil and construction boom of past years have decided to stay and age there, creating what experts are calling a “silver tsunami.” Who knows if Alaska’s nursing home infrastructure will be able to support its future elderly population? Right now, however, Caregiverlist data shows that the 18 nursing homes in Alaska have an average star rating of 3.5 (out of 5.)

Here’s a snapshot of Alaska nursing home data:
Total Number of Nursing Homes: 18
Average Single Price: $621.38
Average Double Price: $526.43
Average Rating: 3.5

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 6
4-Star: 6
3-Star: 4
2-Star: 2
1-Star: 0

Senior care costs, especially the costs incurred by long-term nursing home stay, is something most people don’t think about until it’s too late, usually after the Medicare-paid first 100 days of post-hospital rehabilitation. A good place for families to begin anticipating future costs is by talking to a professional and coming up with a financial action plan. Caregiverlist can provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Tennessee and help you learn about the costs for senior care. Seniors and their family caregivers can also research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.


Tennessee Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

Tennessee is full of attractions, both natural and man-(and woman-)made. When I went, I loved visiting the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the Grand Ole Opry, Graceland, and my favorite, Dollywood. It also has a low adjusted cost of living and no state income tax (unless you count the highly contested Hall tax on interest and dividend income from investments.) There are only about 10 states that have lower daily nursing home costs than Tennessee, according to Caregiverlist’s updated national nursing home cost database, with a daily room rate of $173.22 (the state average of single and shared rooms,) or $63,225 per year. Tennessee nursing homes carry average star rating of 2.6 out of 5.

How much do nursing homes in Tennessee cost? Senior care planning includes understanding costs of nursing homes, along with their overall ratings. It’s a fact that most people don’t even think about nursing home costs until long-term care is needed—like after the first 100 days of Medicare-covered care. Caregiverlist updates our nursing home cost database so seniors and their families can get an idea of long-term care costs in their area.

Below is a snapshot of Tennessee nursing home costs and ratings:

Total Number of Nursing Homes: 354
Average Single Price: $185.95
Average Double Price: $160.50
Average Rating: 2.6

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 6
4-Star: 85
3-Star: 169
2-Star: 60
1-Star: 34

Which is the highest rated nursing home in Tennessee? The Tennessee nursing home with the highest Caregiverlist Nursing Home Rating for which we have a daily cost is Somerfield At The Heritage in Brentwood, Tennessee. However, it is also one of the most expensive, with a single room daily price of $288.00—54.88% higher than the average single price of $185.95.

The number of elderly and adults with physical disabilities receiving care in a nursing home setting has dropped by over 30% since 2005 according to TennCare, Tennessee’s Long-Term Services & Supports website. Those seniors for whom 24-hour care is not needed, may choose to avail themselves of home and community based services, who have seen a substantial growth in as many years.



How can families begin anticipating for future long-term care costs? A good place to start is consulting with a professional who can come up with a financial action plan, something that includes an assessment of your family’s assets and future spending needs. Caregiverlist can provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Tennessee and help you learn about the costs for senior care. Seniors and their family caregivers can also research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.

Idaho Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

Idaho is known as The Gem State and, due to its relatively low cost of living, often makes the list of best states in which to retire. Are like the ~4.2 percent of the elderly population receiving nursing home care? if you are in Idaho, you’re in luck. Idaho is the 9th least expensive state in Caregiverlist’s national nursing home cost database, with a room rate of $247.57, the state average of single and shared rooms and has an average star rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars.

Senior care planning includes understanding costs of nursing homes, along with their overall ratings. Caregiverlist updates our nursing home cost database so seniors and their families can get an idea of long-term care costs in their area.

Below is a snapshot of Idaho nursing home costs and ratings:
Total Number of Nursing Homes: 84
Average Single Price: $284.33
Average Double Price: $210.81
Average Rating: 3.2

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 7
4-Star: 44
3-Star: 24
2-Star: 3
1-Star: 6

The Idaho nursing home with one of the highest Caregiverlist Nursing Home Rating is Ashton Living Center in Ashton, Idaho. Its single room daily price of $166.00 is 41.5% lower than the average single price of $284.33 and its semi-private room price is $156.00 or 25.7% lower than the average price of $210.81 for semi-private nursing home rooms in Idaho. Of course, there are alternatives to skilled nursing homes for long term senior care.

If 24-hour care is not needed, many seniors and their families choose in-home care provided by a qualified CNA, an assisted living community, adult day care, or a combination of these. The average yearly rate for professional senior home care in Idaho is approximately $$46,332, according to a recent Genworth Cost of Care survey. The median annual rate of full-day adult day care is $30,225. The average annual cost for Idaho nursing homes is approximately $90,365 (single rooms costs are, of course, higher, as are costs for residents with special needs.)

Most people don’t know how much nursing home care costs and few people think of the cost of care until it’s too late to plan. Caregiverlist can provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Idaho and help you learn about the costs for senior care.

Seniors and their family caregivers can research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.

Alabama Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

Alabama is the “Heart of Dixie” and home to some of the most important moments of the American Civil Rights movement. And you can’t watch a season of College Football without hearing the call, “Roll Tide!” Alabama ranks 7th least expensive in Caregiverlist’s national nursing home cost database, with an average room rate of $159.68, yet it has a very respectable nursing home average star rating of 3.2.

Alabama nursing homes have the lowest percent of long stay residents who have depressive symptoms, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The national average for depression is 6.1 percent, and both Alabama and Mississippi show 1.7 percent depression in nursing home residents.

Caregiverlist updates our nursing home cost and star ratings database so seniors and their families can get an idea of long-term senior care costs in their area. Senior care planning includes understanding costs of nursing homes in the chosen area, along with their overall ratings. Most people don’t know how much nursing home care costs and few people think of the cost of care until it’s too late to financially plan for long term care.

Below is a snapshot of Alabama nursing home costs and ratings:

Total Number of Nursing Homes: 236
Average Single Price: $166.49
Average Double Price: $152.86
Average Rating: 3.2 (out of 5)

Star Rating Snapshot
5-Star: 27
4-Star: 115
3-Star: 80
2-Star: 5
1-Star: 9

 Many seniors and their families opt for in-home care provided by a qualified CNA. The average yearly rate for professional senior home care in Alabama is approximately $37.752, according to a recent Genworth Cost of Care survey. A quality home care agency will provide liability and worker's compensation insurance and payroll taxes as required by law, as well as perform a thorough background check.

The Alabama nursing homes with the highest Caregiverlist Nursing Home Rating is TLC Nursing Center in Oneonta. However, the single room prices here are 45.41% higher than the average single price of $166.49 and double rooms are 3.25% higher than the average double price of $152.86 in Alabama at $305 and $158 respectively. Another highly-rated nursing home, Jackson Health Care Facility, offers single rooms for $142 (17.25% lower than the average single price) and semi-private rooms for $137 (11.58% lower than the average double price).

Caregiverlist can provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Alabama and help you learn about the costs for senior care. Seniors and their family caregivers can research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.


New Jersey Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

New Jersey is known as the Garden State and is home to Bruce Springsteen, Snooki, and the Statue of Liberty. It’s also the sixth most expensive state to live in, based on Council for Community and Economic Research Cost of Living Index for the first quarter. It’s no wonder, then, that New Jersey ranks 7th most expensive in Caregiverlist’s national nursing home cost database, with an average room rate of $301.68 per day, or about $110,000 annually.

New Jersey nursing homes factor greatly in the state’s economy, contributing $5.4 billion to local and state coffers. They also employ over 55,000 full-time workers, according to one report. That report states that New Jersey's elderly population is projected to increase by 27.2 percent between 2010 and 2020, and by an additional 27.1 percent between 2020 and 2030, meaning there will be approximately 1.9 million elderly residents by 2030. Data shows that 35 percent of the elderly population will need some sort of nursing home care (both short- and long-term) during their lives. That puts the number of beds needed at 665,000. Currently, there are just under 55,000 beds in New Jersey nursing homes.

New Jersey senior care planning includes understanding costs of nursing homes in the chosen area, along with their overall ratings. Most people don’t know how much nursing home care costs and few people think of the cost of care until it’s too late to plan.

Long-term senior care costs are among our readers’ top concerns. Because of that, Caregiverlist constantly updates our nursing home cost database and have released the latest costs and ratings for New Jersey nursing homes.

Below is a snapshot of New Jersey nursing home costs and ratings:

Total Number of Nursing Homes: 376
Average Single Price: $312.40
Average Double Price: $290.97
Average Rating: 2.8 (out of 5)

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 9
4-Star: 124
3-Star: 194
2-Star: 41
1-Star: 8

In-home caregiving is an alternative to institutional care If around-the-clock care is not needed. The average yearly rate for professional senior home care in New Jersey is approximately $48,500. A quality home care agency will provide liability and worker's compensation insurance and payroll taxes as required by law.

The New Jersey nursing home with the highest Caregiverlist Nursing Home Rating is Saint Anne Villa in Florham Park. However, this facility is only available to the infirm and retired Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth. Next on the list New Community Extended Care Facility in Newark (4.4 stars), a nursing home with 180 beds whose daily single-room cost, $325, is 3.88% higher than the average single price of $312.40. Another top rated facility, Sunnyside Manor in Manasquan (4.2 stars), is a 54 bed facility whose daily single-room cost, $276, is 13.19% lower than the average price of a single room.

Caregiverlist can provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in New Jersey and help you learn about the costs for senior care. Seniors and their family caregivers can research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.

Oregon Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

Oregon state is one big outdoor playground. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the protected Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a spectacular river canyon. And it’s full of the absurdly hip, just watch any episode of Portlandia.

Oregon is also home to over 500,000 seniors, almost 15% of its entire population.* Evidence shows that many elderly will find themselves in need of nursing home care at some point, whether it’s for post-hospital rehabilitation or for more permanent long-term care. Oregonians in need can find long-term care one of the state’s 145 nursing homes.

Long term nursing homes care can quickly deplete a senior’s assets if the family pays for care out of pocket. Most people don’t know how much nursing home care costs in their area. Unfortunately, few people think of the cost of care until it’s too late to plan.

Oregon senior care planning includes understanding costs of nursing homes in the chosen area, along with their overall ratings. Long-term senior care costs are a concern among our readers and we at Caregiverlist have an ongoing mission to educate the consumer. To that end, we are constantly updating our nursing home cost database and have released the latest costs and ratings for Oregon nursing homes.

Below is a snapshot of Oregon nursing home costs and ratings:

Total Number of Nursing Homes: 145

Average Single Price: $241.15
Average Double Price: $218.07
Average Rating: 3.4 (out of 5) Star

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 16
4-Star: 97
3-Star: 23
2-Star: 2
1-Star: 7

If around-the-clock care is not needed, many seniors and their families will opt to hire an in-home professional senior caregiver. The average hourly rate for senior home care in Oregon is approximately $23 per hour. A quality home care agency will provide liability and worker's compensation insurance and payroll taxes as required by law.

The Oregon nursing home with the highest Caregiverlist Nursing Home Rating is Presbyterian Community Care Ce in Ontario Oregon. This 96-bed long-term care facility is not only the highest rated nursing home in our database, with a 4.8 overall star-rating (it lost a small percentage point because the percent of long-term residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased — not necessarily a reflection on the institution), the cost of a single room is $195.00, 23.66% lower than the average state single price of $241.15.

We suggest families consult with a professional to determine what sort of financial action plan can help with the costs of long-term care, before it is needed. Caregiverlist can also provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Oregon and help you learn about the costs for senior care.

Seniors and their family caregivers can research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.

*according to 2010 U.S. Census

Vermont Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

Vermont — home to Bernie Sanders, Ben and Jerry, and over 105,000 seniors.* And although the number of seniors receiving long-term care in an institutional setting is dropping, many elderly Vermonters find themselves utilizing one of the state’s 38 nursing homes at some point in their lives.

Vermont nursing home care costs are among the highest in the nation. Aside from Alaska and Hawaii, the top 10 most expensive states for nursing home care are on the east coast.

Vermont senior care planning includes understanding costs of nursing homes in the chosen area, along with their overall ratings. Many times, hospitals will discharge the senior to a nursing home for rehabilitation. If the senior’s stay is longer than the Medicare-covered 100 days, those costs becomes out-of-pocket.

Nursing homes cost a lot of money — ask any family whose senior loved one is burning through their assets in order to get quality long-term care in a nursing facility. The sad truth is that the general consumer has no idea how much nursing home care costs in their area, and usually doesn’t learn of those costs until their back is up against the wall and long-term care is needed.

Long-term senior care costs are a concern among our readers and we at Caregiverlist have an ongoing mission to educate the consumer. To that end, we are constantly updating our nursing home cost database and have released the latest costs and ratings for Vermont nursing homes.

Below is a snapshot of Vermont nursing home costs and ratings:


Total Number of Nursing Homes: 38

Average Single Price: $301.95

Average Double Price: $280.65

Average Rating: 3.1 (out of 5)


Star Rating Snapshot:

5-Star        2

4-Star        19

3-Star        14

2-Star        3

1-Star        0 


Some seniors and their families will prefer to stay at home and hire an in-home professional senior caregiver.  Hourly rate for senior home care in Vermont can range from $11 to $28 per hour, depending on the location and level of care required. A quality home care agency will fully vet an in-home caregiver with a thorough background check. As opposed to hiring a caregiver directly, an agency provides all necessary liability and worker's compensation insurance protections and payroll taxes as required by law.

Vermont offers Choices for Care (1115 Long-Term Care Medicaid Waiver), a Medicaid-funded, long-term care program to pay for care and support for older Vermonters. If a senior meets the clinical and financial criteria, they can receive help with costs for professional care at home, in an enhanced residential care setting, or in a nursing facility. There is also a separate Moderate Need program in place and seniors and their families can learn about program eligibility directly from a Home Health Agency in their area.

Seniors and their family caregivers can research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information.

A good way to start anticipating for those future long-term care costs is consulting with a professional who can come up with a  financial action plan that includes an assessment of your family’s assets and future spending needs. Caregiverlist can also provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Vermont and help you learn about the costs for senior care.

*according to the 2014 U.S. Census

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