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Thread started 05/10/15 9:23am

luvsexy4all

nursing home fees

anyone know what a typical monthly fee would be?

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Reply #1 posted 05/10/15 1:04pm

ColAngus

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it really depends on the "level of care" .

My mother had to go into a nursing home a few yrs ago ... when she needed round the clock care but could do basic things - like walking (with a cane or walker) ... just needed checked on and bathed ... it as like 5000 - 7000 a month ...

later she got better ... and was down to like 3800 - 4000 a month (i forget some details and it does vary by the quality of the home etc ... ) .

She did get worse the last yr - before she died and she needed everything and it was more like 10,000 a mo then ....

I know there are some people in "county homes " or homes that have more subsidies and usually are less quality govt type places that can live there or years ... after they take your home for the $$$$ etc ..... usually the home has a social worker that works with you on level of care that a certain someone needs etc ...

The past couple years has taught me .... that i think everyone really needs like a million dollars just to survive the over 70 + years !!!

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Reply #2 posted 05/11/15 1:08pm

luvsexy4all

$213,000 for 7 months of virtually no exceptional care???

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Reply #3 posted 05/12/15 4:25am

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My Dad passed away last week after a year in a nursing home. He got pretty good care as he lost his walk and was a big man at around 16 stone. The nursing home charged €3,400 a month but after Government subsidies we had to pay the balance of around €1,600 a month. His state pension was €1,000 a month. So as a family we had to pay €600 a month. This is in Ireland and included meals and washing of clothes etc. Cheap compared to USA.

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Reply #4 posted 05/12/15 7:33am

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The cost of NHs varies, state by state, and home by home. I would call them, talk to them, and before putting a parent or grand-parent in a home go by to visit at various times through the day and evening, different days of the weeks, even week-ends, unannounced. You want a true picture of how they are treating their residets. Also, there are assisted living facilities, retirement homes (that have some perks such as an emergecy button in their homes - bathrooms, bedrooms, living areas) so they can get assistance during emergencies. Another option that most states have, which is what I work for, is something along the lines of community long term care, which allows the individual to remain in their home but certain assistance type interventions are placed in the home to help the individual remain as independent as possible for as long as possible in their own home. Usually these programs require the individual to qualify for nursing home placement level of care and they have to qualify for Medicaid (through the program or otherwise). It's a much cheaper option for the state than nursing home care is. I've seen NHs as low as $2000 a month to as high as $7000 a month, dependent upon the NH itself and the level of care needed. There are usually LONG waiting lists to get into nursing homes, too.

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Reply #5 posted 05/12/15 3:15pm

luvsexy4all

luvsexy4all said:

$213,000 for 7 months of virtually no exceptional care???

30,000 a month is outrageous --with NO exceptional care needed

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Reply #6 posted 05/14/15 6:25pm

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saw your comment and ... saw you were in nyc .... i could see it being alot more expensive in the city ...i have a rather famous aunt who lives there and i know she is well off but ... she talks about moving somewhere else if she needs care etc .... so not sure ....

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Reply #7 posted 05/15/15 11:17am

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It varies, but is around £6000 in UK, probably more in London. Social services will assess the user's finances and the government will subsidize quite heavily if they are of low means. Otherwise any property has to be sold to fund the care.

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