Wisconsin Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

I used to spend my summers in Wisconsin. Those nights were filled with lakefront bonfires, days at the Dells, and evening fish boils. Now, I visit Milwaukee for its world-class (and beautiful) art museum on Lake Michigan and lunch at Lakefront Brewery. And let's not forget about the one and only House on the Rock. There’s a lot to love in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin’s elderly population—age 65 and over—will have increased from 77,500 in 2010 to 1,535,500 in 2040, nearly doubling in 30 years. The very elderly population—age 85 and over—will have risen steadily from 118,500 in 2010 to 145,500 in 2025, then nearly double to 283,500 in the following fifteen years increasing—140 percent, according to David Egan-Robertson at UW-Madison Applied Population Laboratory. It is estimated that about one in eight people age 85 or older (13 percent) resided in institutions like nursing homes.

Caregiverlist® estimates the average annual price of a semi-private room in a Wisconsin nursing home is $212 per day, which translates to $77,380 per year or about $6,448 per month. The average daily price of a private nursing home in a Wisconsin is $236, or $7,178 per month or $86,140 annually. While Wisconsin’s nursing homes are the 18th costliest in the nation, Wisconsin is home to the most expensive nursing homes in the Midwest. Neighboring states Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan all have lower daily nursing home rates and adjacent Iowa’s average shared nursing home room rate is $142 per day.

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

Total Number of Nursing Homes: 417

Average Single Price: $236
Average Double Price: $212
Average Rating: 3.1 (out of 5)

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 29
4-Star: 202
3-Star: 135
2-Star: 25
1-Star: 26

The nursing home talk is a difficult one and most families avoid the discussion until the need is imminent. We believe an informed consumer is in the best position to make those critical long-term care choices. Wisconsin seniors and their families should understand the costs of nursing homes in their chosen 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 private pay.

In-home caregiving can be an attractive option if 24-hour care is not needed. In home care agency caregivers are also fully vetted, insured, and taxed, per federal requirements.

“The cost (of in-home senior care) is variable, but usually less expensive than an assisted living,” says Jeff Huguet, Caring Partner at Nurse Next Door Home Care Services in Green Bay. “Unlike a nursing home, which can have a ratio of 20-40 patients for each caregiver or a 20/1 or a 40/1 ratio, our home care service is 1 client-1 caregiver. That 1/1 ration allows us to focus all of our energy on the client, in their home. The costs can be as low as $60/week to an average of $1,500-$2,500/month, costs can be higher if the patient needs Skilled Nursing Care, but it will still be generally less than most nursing homes.”

Every 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. 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.

Wisconsin Nursing Home Cost Infographic for November 2016

Caregiverlist® has released the updated daily costs of nursing homes in Wisconsin for November 2016. The 417 nursing homes have an average cost of $212 per day for a shared room and have an average Caregiverlist® Star Rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars. Neighboring state nursing homes are less expensive, with Michigan's average daily cost $205 and Iowa's cost $142 per day for a semi-private room.


Washington, D.C. Nursing Home Cost Infographic for November 2016

Caregiverlist has released the updated daily costs of nursing homes in Washington, D.C. for November 2016. The 18 nursing homes in the District of Columbia have an average cost of $317 per day for a semi-private room and have an average Caregiverlist Star Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars. Washington, D.C.'s nursing homes are the 4th costliest in the nation, just ahead of Hawaii. D.C.'s  neighboring state nursing homes are less expensive, with Maryland's average daily cost $255 and Virginia's cost $192 per day for a shared room.


New York Nursing Home Cost Infographic for October 2016

Caregiverlist has released the updated daily costs of nursing homes in New York state. We found 654 nursing homes in New York; the average cost for which is about $334 per day for a semi-private room. New York nursing homes have an average Caregiverlist Star Rating of 2.8 out of 5 stars. New York's nursing homes are now the 2nd costliest in the nation, surpassing Connecticut. Only Alaska is more expensive at $751 per day. All of New York's neighboring state nursing homes are less expensive, with Pennsylvania coming in at least expensive with a daily cost of $226 per day for a shared room.


Virginia Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated

“Virginia is for lovers”, so say the ads, and it’s a beautiful state -- from the Appalachian Mountains to Chesapeake Bay. Virginia has a rich history, of course, and Jamestown, founded in 1607, was the first permanent English settlement in North America. It’s the birthplace of many U.S. founding fathers and home to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Colonial Williamsburg is still the vacation place of choice if you want to see what life was like during the Revolution.

It is estimated that by 2030, Virginians ages 65 and older will grow to about 1.8 million. Many of those seniors and their families will begin to look ahead to needed nursing home care for themselves or for their loved ones.

Right now, the average annual price of a semi-private room in a Virginia nursing home is $70,080 or $5,840 per month. The average daily price of a private nursing home in a Virginia is $217, or $6,600 per month and $79,205 annually. While Virginia’s nursing home are the 27th costliest in the nation, they are more expensive than the nursing homes in their neighboring states of Tennessee, Kentucky, and North Carolina but less expensive than the neighboring Maryland, West Virginia, and District of Columbia nursing home averages.

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

Total Number of Nursing Homes: 301
Average Single Price: $217
Average Double Price: $192
Average Star Rating: 2.7 (out of 5)

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star: 10
4-Star: 75
3-Star: 159
2-Star: 41
1-Star: 16

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 nursing homes nationwide.

Virginia seniors and their families should understand the costs of nursing homes in their chosen 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.

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 Virginia can range from $14 to $28 per hour, depending on the location and level of care required, with the added benefit of one-on-one assistance. In home care agency caregivers are also fully vetted, insured, and taxed, per federal requirements.

Every 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. 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.


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.) 


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.

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.

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