Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) March 07, 2016
The Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Index announces the updated costs and ratings for nursing homes in the state of Oregon in order to help seniors and their families plan for their long-term care. The March 2016 Caregiverlist® Index reports the average annual cost for an Oregon nursing home is $83,807.65. Approximate annual costs for private and semi-private rooms are $88,019.75 and $79,595 respectively.
Oregon nursing home costs are among the top half in the nation. Elderly Oregonians looking to plan ahead for senior care options should first understand the daily costs of nursing homes in their area and review the most important factors indicating quality of care. This month’s update of the Oregon's Caregiverlist® Index indicates that the average cost of a nursing home in Oregon is $229.61 per day, or about $6,984 per month.
Seniors in the Beaver State can see the most recent ratings and costs of nursing homes in their area by using the interactive Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Directory. Of the 145 total Oregon nursing homes, 97 receive a Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Just 2 of the nursing homes rank 2-stars, while 16 nursing homes receive the highest Caregiverlist Rating of 5-stars, 7 nursing homes rate the lowest quality rating of 1 star. However, only 3 of the 1-star nursing homes earned the low rating. New nursing homes also receive only a 1 star until they have had a chance to be rated. The average star rating for nursing homes in Oregon is slightly above the median, at 3.4.
March 2016, National Averages Weighting for Rating
2 hours, 28 minutes: C.N.A. Hours per Resident per Day 40%
15.7%: Long-stay Residents with Increasing Activities of Daily Living Needs 20%
1.0% Short-term Residents with Pressure Sores (Bed Sores) 20%
Overall Medicare Star-Rating Score 20%
Caregiverlist® Oregon Nursing Home Rating and Cost Index
Total Number of Nursing Homes: 145
Average Cost Varies by Region
Average Cost of Private Room for Oregon: $241.15
Average Cost of Shared Room for Oregon: $218.07
Average Star-Rating: 3.4
Oregon Nursing Home Star-Rating Results
The Caregiverlist® rating combines 4 criteria to calculate an overall star-rating with a 5-star rating as the highest and a 1-star rating as the lowest score, as rated against the results for the total number of nursing homes.
Senior care costs are always a determinant when choosing the right senior care option. Medicare pays for short-term stays in a nursing home, usually as post-hospital stay rehabilitation, but does not pay for long-term care. After the first 100 days of nursing home care, the senior and their family must pay for the long-term nursing home care themselves. Medicaid may pay for eligible, low-income individuals' ongoing nursing home stay, but does have a financial requirement in order to qualify.
Low-income seniors in Oregon may qualify for Medicaid, with the financial qualification of no more than $2,000 in assets for individuals and a $3,000 limit for couples. Medicaid will pay for long-term care in a nursing home for as long as the senior qualifies, even if this means multiple years of care until death. Visit the Caregiverlist® Oregon Medicaid Eligibility Requirements for for more information. Because seniors must private pay for a nursing home if needing care beyond the number of days Medicare will reimburse (usually only up to 100 days), many seniors also explore senior home care and assisted living options.
Seniors should review the ratings and costs of nursing homes in their area and then call and visit the nursing homes which meet their budget constraints. The Caregiverlist® Index calculates a custom rating based on the most important criteria for quality, we recommend using the nursing home ratings as a starting point. Currently, all of the information for the nursing home ratings is self-reported.
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