Caregiverlist® Releases New Hampshire Nursing Home Rating and Cost Index for June 2016

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Seniors in New Hampshire planning ahead for senior care should first understand the daily costs of nursing homes in their area and review the most important factors indicating quality of care.

New Hampshire Nursing Home Infographic

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Costs of senior care are always a factor when choosing the right senior care option."

New Hampshire seniors needing a long-term stay in a nursing home in their state will pay roughly $106,945 per year, the average annual cost based on the daily rates of 80 nursing homes in New Hampshire.

Seniors in the Granite State who require nursing home care can now view the most recent ratings and costs of nursing homes in their area by using the interactive Caregiverlist® Nursing Home Directory. This month’s update of the New Hampshire Caregiverlist® Index shows that the average cost of a nursing home in New Hampshire is $293 per day (based on both private and semi-private rooms), or about $8,912 per month. Of the 80 total New Hampshire nursing homes, just over half receive a score of at 4 or 5 stars, while only 4 nursing homes garnered a 1-star rating. New nursing homes will also receive only a 1-star until they have had a chance to be rated.

Caregiverlist® Rating Criteria National Averages for New Hampshire Nursing Homes

June 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® New Hampshire Nursing Home Rating and Cost Index

Average Cost Varies by State
Total Number of Nursing Homes: 80
Average Single Price: $301
Average Double Price: $285
Average Rating: 3.1

Star Rating Snapshot:
5-Star        9
4-Star        32
3-Star        29
2-Star        6
1-Star        4

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.

The New Hampshire nursing home with the highest Caregiverlist® rating is Cheshire County Home in Westmoreland, New Hampshire, which scores 4.6 out of 5 stars. The nursing home's daily room cost is $311, which is slightly higher than the state's average rate for single rooms. The nursing home with the second highest Caregiverlist® rating is Coos County Nursing Home in Berlin, NH. It earns a Caregiverlist® rating of 4.4 and the daily room cost is $265, 12.13% lower than the average single price of $301.

New Hampshire seniors and their families must be aware that nursing homes have become an extension of a hospital stay. Oftentimes Medicare health insurance will authorize a hospital discharge directly to a nursing home for rehabilitation, and covers up to 100 days of "skilled nursing" care . This means researching the right nursing home ahead of time will ease the transition should a medical emergency occur. Medicaid may pay for low-income qualifying seniors for an ongoing stay in a nursing home.

Costs of senior care are always a factor when choosing the right senior care option. Low-income seniors in New Hampshire 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 for needing care, even if this means multiple years of care until death. Visit the Caregiverlist® New Hampshire Medicaid Eligibility Requirements for for more information.

New Hampshire seniors should review the ratings and costs of nursing homes in their area and then visit the nursing homes which meet their budget parameters. Ratings for nursing homes are only a starting point and while the Caregiverlist® Index calculates a custom rating based on the most important criteria for quality, Medicare will only begin auditing the nursing home’s submitted information for C.N.A. staffing next year. Right now all of the information for the nursing home ratings is self-reported.

About Caregiverlist®® 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

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