On average, the cost of care for a private (single occupancy) room in a Medicare certified nursing home is 17% greater in America’s urban areas than non-urban areas. The greatest… [ Get More Details ]
The national average annual cost for a semi-private room (double occupancy) in a Medicare certified nursing home is $62,532 ($171.32/day). This is a 2.3% increase over 2005 rates.
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Increased use of multiple prescription medications has been shown to raise the risk of adverse drug interactions for older adults. The risk of injury is associated with the use of… [ Get More Details ]
The lowest average annual cost for a private room (single occupancy) in a Medicare certified nursing facility is in Louisiana and Missouri (excluding St. Louis and Kansas City) at a… [ Get More Details ]
Most older Americans have at least 1 chronic condition and many have multiple conditions. Among the most frequently occurring conditions older persons in 2005-2007 were: hypertension (41%), diagnosed arthritis (49%),… [ Get More Details ]