Costs

Survey shows how much long-term care costs continue to climb

Survey shows how much long-term care costs continue to climb

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The cost of a private nursing home room became $92,376 annually ($7,698 per month), while a semi-private room climbed to $82,128 annually ($6,844 per month), according to Genworth's 13th annual Cost of Care Study, which was released Tuesday.

Room charges now top $94K

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The cost of a private nursing home room increased an average of more than 3% annually during the past five years, and currently averages more than $94,000, according to a new survey.

Residents suffer and die as interventions go unused

Residents suffer and die as interventions go unused

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When providers consider the challenges residents face, it's usually within the context of activity of daily living limits. Things like trouble with walking, dressing, bathing and eating tend to be top of mind. With mental conditions, Alzheimer's considerations dominate. But a phenomenon that fuels both physical and mental decline often flies under the radar.

Room charge rises to $84k

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Long-term care providers have been able to sustain modest room-rate hikes, according to the 10th annual Cost of Care Survey from insurance company Genworth.

Nursing home costs approach $84,000 a year, Genworth survey shows

Nursing home costs approach $84,000 a year, Genworth survey shows

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The cost of long-term care continues to rise, according to the 10th annual Cost of Care Survey from insurance company Genworth. The median annual cost of a private nursing home room reached $83,950 this year, up 3.6% from 2012, the report showed.

The disease that keeps on taking

The disease that keeps on taking

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There is no way to tally the full cost of Alzheimer's disease, a life robbing condition that now claims more than 5 million victims nationwide. But what can be put on a ledger sheet is sobering. Alzheimer's disease is now responsible for a quarter of all claims for nursing home services.

What the healthcare reform numbers now tell us

What the healthcare reform numbers now tell us

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It's really true: There are lies, damn lies and ... Congressional Budget Office estimates.

What the healthcare reform numbers now tell us

What the healthcare reform numbers now tell us

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It's really true: There are lies, damn lies and ... Congressional Budget Office estimates.

Fear of lawsuits spurs more costly care, survey, experts find

Fear of lawsuits spurs more costly care, survey, experts find

One of the major factors for rising healthcare costs is that providers are, by their own admission, offering their patients too much care, according to a recent survey.

Assisted living and SNF costs are up, home care costs stay flat, study reports

Average charges for living in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities, increased by healthy amounts in 2011, while in-home care costs stayed relatively the same, according to a new survey.

Three labor management practices to improve care, compliance and cost

Three labor management practices to improve care, compliance and cost

Controlling labor costs in long-term care increasingly is important in this environment of tight reimbursements and challenging economic conditions.

Employers passing cost of healthcare onto employees in tougher economy, Kaiser Foundation finds

Although premiums for family health coverage rose by just 3% in 2010, workers' shares of the cost of the plans has jumped 14%, according to a new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.