There are an estimated 44 million American adult caregivers (21% of the adult population) who provide unpaid care to an adult. These caregivers are present in 22.9 million households (21%… [ Get More Details ]
Out-of-pocket spending grew 5.3% in 2007, compared to 3.3% in 2006. This acceleration was mostly due to increased payments for prescription drugs, nursing home services, and nondurable medical supplies.
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The highest average annual cost for a private room (single occupancy) in a Medicare certified nursing home is in Alaska at a cost of $191,140. The next highest cost is… [ Get More Details ]