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Connecticut, New York top sites with most expensive private nursing home room

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Operators in two regional areas in Connecticut as well as two areas in New York are among those with the highest charges in the country for a private nursing home room, according to a new study from New York Life.

Putting first things first

Putting first things first

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A recipe for a complicated nursing home renovation: Take one facility that hasn't been updated in 45 years, add a strict budget and keep residents on site throughout the project. Columbia Health Care Center in Wyocena, WI, recently completed exactly this type of complex renovation. The 124-bed facility, located about 30 miles north of Madison, had not been significantly renovated since opening in 1966. The facility needed upgrades for compliance and to enhance quality of life elements, such as adding more dining areas and private bathrooms.

Memory-impaired focus

Memory-impaired focus

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Facility features coax residents out of their rooms, emphasizing an enjoyable atmosphere and allowing wandering of the grounds.

Average annual private nursing home room charge hits $90,520, survey shows

Average annual private nursing home room charge hits $90,520, survey shows

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The national average annual charge for a private nursing home room rose to $90,520 this year, while semi-private rooms climbed to $81,030 and assisted living residency jumped to $42,600, according to figures from the 10th annual MetLife survey of eldercare costs, which was released Tuesday.

Survey reports higher long-term care costs

Long-term care facilities are increasing their room charges, although less than other goods and services, according to a new survey.

Private nursing home room rates rise by 4.6% from 2009 to 2010

Rates for a private room in a nursing home in the United States expanded by 4.6% from 2009 to 2010, according to an annual report by the MetLife Mature Market Institute. That makes the average rate $229 per day, or $83,585 per year.

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