Many Americans mistakenly believe that long-term care in the United States is primarily paid for out-of-pocket, according to the latest poll to show how deeply people misunderstand this aspect of the healthcare system.
Growth in assisted living occupancy rates could have a negative impact on nursing homes' revenue, new research suggests.
The charge for a private nursing home room in 2008 dropped about a half percentage point over a year earlier, while the national average for a semi-private bed rose just 1.1%, according to a new national survey released Tuesday.
Assisted living facilities are charging an average of 13% more than two years ago, while nursing home operators have hiked prices 7% over the same time span, according to a new nationwide survey.
A long-term care reference tool released Tuesday takes into account new market forces that are shaping the future of long-term care.