Virginia Nursing Home Cost Infographic for October 2016

Caregiverlist has released the updated daily costs of nursing homes in Virginia. We found 301 nursing homes in Virginia; the average rate for a shared room is about $192 per day. Virginia nursing homes have an average Caregiverlist Star Rating of 2.7 out of 5 stars. Virginia's nursing homes are now the 27th costliest in the nation. Neighboring areas are both more expensive (West Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia) and less expensive (Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina.) 


West Virginia Nursing Home Cost Infographic for September 2016

Caregiverlist has released the daily rates of nursing homes in West Virginia. With 133 nursing homes, the average cost for a shared room is about $245 per day. West Virginia nursing homes hold an average Caregiverlist Star Rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. West Virginia's nursing homes are now the 12th costliest in the nation, and more expensive than the nursing homes found in any of its neighboring states.


Rhode Island Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

Rhode Island is The Ocean State. And although it’s a beautiful state, with hundreds of miles of coastline, picture-perfect New England towns, and home to venerable ivy league Brown University, Wallethub recently cited the state of Rhode Island dead-last in the nation if you’re looking for a permanent and affordable place to retire.

Rhode Island doesn’t have the most expensive nursing homes in New England; that title goes to neighboring Connecticut. Rhode Island is the 10th costliest state in the nation for nursing home costs. The average annual price of a double room is $94,170 or $7,847 per month. However, you’ll find many quality nursing homes in Rhode Island. Over half of the state’s 87 nursing homes are rated 4 stars or better (out of 5 stars.)

Here’s a snapshot of the Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Index for Rhode Island for August 2016

Total Number of Nursing Homes: 87
Average Single Price: $288
Average Double Price: $258

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 7
4-Star: 47
3-Star: 27
2-Star: 3
1-Star: 3
Average Rating: 3.2

You can also see Rhode Island nursing home costs at-a-glance with our Rhode Island Nursing Home Cost infographic.

Which is the Rhode Island nursing home with the highest overall Caregiverlist star rating? The Rhode Island nursing home with the highest Caregiverlist® rating is privately-owned Briarcliffe Manor in Johnston, Rhode Island, which scores 4.6 out of 5 stars, no mean feat for a facility with 122 beds. The cost of rooms at Briarcliffe are slightly higher than the average Rhode Island nursing home — $325 and $300 for single and double rooms respectively (and certainly not the costliest in the state) but in this case, you may get what you pay for. And what is it that you get? I spoke with owner/administrator Akshay Talwar JD, CPA, LLM, who lives on the campus alongside his senior residents. “I think much of our success is due to ownership presence,” says Mr. Talwar. “We are deeply vested in the quality of care and we have a personal connection with those for whom we provide long-term care.” Another factor in the success of Briarcliffe Manor, according to Mr. Talwar, is his staff. Some key supervisors and managers have been at Briarcliffe for as long as 20 years.

Senior care costs, especially those 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. 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.

Rhode Island Nursing Home Cost Infographic for August 2016

Caregiverlist has released the daily rates of nursing homes in Rhode Island. With 87 nursing homes, the average cost for a shared room is about $258 per day. Rhode Island nursing homes hold an average Caregiverlist Star Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars. Rhode Island's nursing homes are now the 10th costliest in the nation, but less expensive than its neighboring states.

Certified Senior Caregiver Training

Certified caregiver training allows senior caregivers to verify their knowledge and understanding of specific caregiving skills. Many people still do not realize that the senior care industry has established specific training mandates for senior caregivers in many states as senior caregiving has become a profession.

What is certified caregiver training?

This training guides individuals through the basic caregiving skills and explains necessary terms and safety requirements and job duties for professional senior caregivers.

  • Caregiver training concepts usually include the following skills:
  • Safety (for Emergencies and Environmental such as Hurricanes, Earthquakes)
  • Care Plan Duties and Care Plan Notes
  • Personal Care
  • Understanding Age-related Illnesses such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other forms of Dementia
  • Safe Transfers
  • Communication Skills
  • Identifying Elder Abuse (Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Financial)
  • Personal Care
  • Safe Environment and Infection Control
  • Meal Assistance
  • Emotional Care for Aging Issues such as Death and Grieving
Check out the basic caregiver certification training, meeting state requirements in many states and meeting the initial guidelines outlined by the senior care industry. Online training courses allow anyone to begin a professional caregiving career.
Caregiver Training University provides an overview of training requirements (and you can also find training in Spanish)!


Maine Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

I’d like to retire to Maine — and that’s not just my love of lobster talking. I’d If I do retire there, I won’t be alone. Maine has one of the highest percentage of senior populations in the U.S., second only to Florida, according to the World Atlas. Unfortunately, Maine seniors are experiencing a housing crisis, with limited access to affordable, quality homes. The situation is so dire that many Maine seniors are forced into institutional housing before they really need to be there. A situation like this is why it is so important to be aware of the costs of long-term care near you.

The average annual price of a semi-private room in a Maine nursing home is $91,980, or $7,665 per month, according to our July 2016 database update. The average annual price of a private nursing home in a Maine is $99,280, or $8,273 per month. While Maine’s nursing home are the 10th costliest in the nation, they are less expensive than the nursing homes in their neighboring states, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. The average Caregiverlist Star Rating is higher as well — 3.3 out of 5, compared to New Hampshire and Vermont, who each score an average of 3.1 out of 5 stars, and Massachusetts, whose average Caregiverlist Star Rating is 2.9.

Below is a snapshot of Maine nursing home costs and ratings. You can also see our findings on our Maine nursing home cost infographic.

Snapshot
Total Number of Nursing Homes: 110
Average Single Price: $276
Average Double Price: $252

Caregiverlist Nursing Home Star Rating
5-Star: 15
4-Star: 62
3-Star: 27
2-Star: 1
1-Star: 5
Average : 3.3 (out of 5) stars

Maine seniors and their families should understand the costs of nursing homes in their area, along with their overall ratings. Hospitals often discharge the senior to a nursing home for post-hospital stay rehabilitation after a stroke or major surgery. If the senior’s stay is longer than the Medicare-covered 100 days, those costs becomes out-of-pocket. The nursing home talk is a difficult one and most families avoid the discussion until the need is imminent. Caregiverlist believes and informed consumer is in the best position to make those critical long-term care choices. We are always updating our nursing home database to provide the latest costs and ratings for nursing homes nationwide.

In-home caregiving can be an attractive option if 24-hour care is not needed. Many families will work with a quality home care agency for their senior care needs. The hourly rate for senior home care in Maine can range from $16 to $34 per hour, depending on the location and level of care required, with the added benefit of one-on-one assistance. “We have been able to help families stretch their savings to cover elder care costs and at the same time provide compassionate care that goes above and beyond in the home,” says Sonia Garcia of FirstLight Home Care of Southern Maine. “We become part of the family and offer a safe, engaging and nurturing care that lessens the worry for families.” A quality home care agency will also conduct the necessary background check and provide all liability and worker's compensation insurance protections and payroll taxes as required by law.

Each family has to determine their own breaking point between cost and level of care. We recommend you consult with a professional who can come up with a financial action plan to anticipate future long-term care costs. They will help assess your future spending needs.

Caregiverlist can also provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Maine 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.

Maine Nursing Home Cost Infographic for July 2016

Caregiverlist has released the daily rates of nursing homes in Maine. With 110 nursing homes, the average cost for a shared room is about $252 per day. Maine nursing homes hold an average Caregiverlist Star Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars. Maine's nursing homes are the 10th costliest in the nation, but the least expensive of the Northeastern states.

Montana Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

Montana is big sky country. And, as with many states, its population is rapidly aging. A quarter of Montana’s citizens will be 65 years or older by 2030, making it the fifth oldest state in the U.S. Luckily, Montana nursing home costs are in the bottom half of the nation’s (28th out of 50) and the majority of the nursing homes in Montana rate 4 stars (out of 5) or better.

The average annual price of a private room in a Montana nursing home is $78,475, or $6,540 per month. The average annual price of a shared room in a Montana nursing home is $73,000, or $6,083 per month.

Montana seniors and their families should understand the costs of nursing homes in their chosen area, along with their overall ratings. Hospitals will oftentimes 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. Or if a senior needs 24 hour care, a nursing home may be a family’s best long-term care option.

The nursing home talk is a difficult one and most families avoid the discussion until the need is imminent. Caregiverlist believes and informed consumer is in the best position to make those critical long-term care choices. We are always updating our nursing home cost database and have released the latest costs and ratings for Montana nursing homes.

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

Below is a snapshot of Montana nursing home costs and ratings:
Total Number of Nursing Homes: 92

Average Single Price: $215
Average Double Price: $200
Average Rating: 3.0 (out of 5)

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 7
4-Star: 46
3-Star: 26
2-Star: 3
1-Star: 10

Montana takes care of their own. More than 75 Montana senior fraud victims will receive a total of $200,000 in restitution. The Montana Securities Restitution Fund, established by the Montana Legislature in 2011, helps victims of investment fraud recover a portion of what they lost. Of course, the best way to deal with senior scams is to prevent them in the first place, but we applaud Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance Monica Lindeen for urging the legislature to help compensate the most vulnerable of Montana’s elderly population.

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. We recommend you consult with a professional who can come up with a financial action plan to anticipate future long-term care costs. They will help assess your future spending needs. Caregiverlist can also provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in Montana and help you learn about the costs for senior care.


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 Daily Nursing Home Costs Close to Highest in the U.S.A.

Seniors must pay for their long-term care needs in the U.S.A. and those seniors living in Hawaii are paying more for the luxury of island living when it comes to nursing home care. Let's hope all of their rooms come with an ocean view as the average cost in the Aloha state for a shared nursing room is $350 per day. Seniors and their families can pay research their local senior care options ahead of time in order to better plan for senior care. Transamerica offers a complimentary financial consultation regarding retirement care costs as Medicare does not pay for ongoing senior care and Medicaid, for low-income seniors, has certain spend-down requirements in order to qualify.



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