Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 18, 2016
Nevada nursing home costs fall roughly in the middle of national nursing home costs. Seniors in Nevada planning ahead for senior care options should first understand the daily costs of nursing homes and look at the most important factors indicating quality of care.
While Medicare pays for short-term stays in a nursing home, usually as post-hospital stay rehabilitation, it does not pay for long-term care. Medicaid does pay for an ongoing stay in a nursing home for qualifying low-income seniors.
Nevada seniors and their families can see the most recent ratings and costs of nursing homes in their area by using the interactive Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Directory. Of the 53 total Nevada nursing homes, just over half (28) receive a Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Rating of 3 out of 5 stars. Only 1 Nevada nursing home received 5 stars, while 1 of the nursing homes earned 1 star. The average star rating for nursing homes in Nevada is 2.7 out of 5 stars.
This month’s update of the Nevada's Caregiverlist® Index indicates that the average cost of a nursing home in Nevada is $216.21 per day, or about $6,576.38 per month.
April 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® Nevada Nursing Home Rating and Cost Index
Total Number of Nursing Homes: 53
Average Cost Varies by Region
Average Cost of Private Room for Nevada: $229.79
Average Cost of Shared Room for Nevada: $202.63
Average Star-Rating: 2.7
Nevada 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.
Costs of senior care are always a factor when choosing the right senior care option, as many seniors live on a fixed income. Low-income seniors in Nevada 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® Nevada Medicaid Eligibility Requirements for for more information.
The Caregiverlist® Index calculates a custom rating based on the most important criteria for quality, but acknowledge the ratings for nursing homes are only a starting point. Seniors should review the ratings and costs of nursing homes in their area and then visit the nursing homes which meet their budget parameters.
Caregiverlist.com® is the premier service connecting seniors and professional caregivers with the most reliable senior care options, highest quality ratings and outstanding careers nationwide. Founded by senior care professionals, Caregiverlist® delivers the efficiencies of the internet to senior care companies by providing online job applications, caregiver training, background checks and industry news. Seniors and caregivers can access senior service information “by state,” view nursing home costs and star-ratings and learn about all senior care options and quality standards. For more information, please visit http://www.caregiverlist.com.