A Modest Raise for Nursing Home Workers Could Save 15,000 Lives a Year: Study

Ruffini found that raising the minimum wage reduced turnover and increased tenure among nursing assistants. This greater continuity of care, she says, translated into improved health and safety conditions for the patients. At the same time, nursing home profits held steady because the extra costs were passed on in the form of higher fees.

Be Wary of the "Responsible Party" Wording in a Nursing Home Agreement!

While federal regulations prevent nursing homes from requiring a third-party to be personally liable as a condition of admission, “responsible party” isn’t always clearly denied and can have costly implications if taken in the wrong context. Generally, the responsible parties role is to make sure that the nursing home bill is paid by the resident and, […]

What Are the Best, and Worst, States When It Comes to Nursing Home Quality?

When it comes time to find a nursing facility for a loved one, the quality of care is of the utmost importance. The whole process is daunting. Everyone involved in making the decision has to balance an array of considerations; from location to cost to quality and where their loved one feels the most comfortable. […]

Medicare's Differing Coverage of Post Hospital Care

You became ill. You were admitted to the hospital and it is your best interest to receive further care at an IRF or “Inpatient rehabilitative Facility” or an SNF or “Skilled Nursing Facility”. It is important to understand the difference between the two as what they can offer for care as well as what you […]

You Afford a Private Nursing Home Room in 2019?

It is well-known that any nursing home, especially private facilities, are expensive considering the service they are providing. The median cost of a private nursing home room in the United States increased to over six figures in 2018. Read on to learn more about the costs trends uncovered by Genworth’s 2018 Cost of Care Study… […]