Category: Choosing a nursing home

How to Choose a Home?

According to a recent study by Genworth Financial, the median cost of nursing home care in the United States was $8,910 per month for a private room and $7,800 per month for a semi-private room in 2021. These costs are significantly higher than your average mortgage or credit card bills and they can be a hefty

Consumer Protections

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published protections for nursing home residents from illegal collection activities. Families should understand their rights, especially when it comes to helping a loved one gain admission to a nursing home. Some nursing homes and debt collectors are billing and suing caregivers for residents’ cost of care based on illegal admission contracts.

Rats Jumping from a Sinking Ship?

In September, CMS posted ownership data for 15,000 nursing homes. The federal agency identified holding companies and consulting firms to data on the website. However, the data is based on unreliable self-reported information.  Recently, McKnight’s reported major moves in the long term care industry. Sabra and Promedica are selling out. Leaving devastation in their wake. Sabra

Homes not Housing

Evan Porter wrote an interesting article showing a new way to operate an assisted living facility. A nursing home built that breaks most norms. Most nursing homes today typically have residents in confined areas with regimented medication schedules. Similar to a prison. Instead, this particular nursing home design uses different forms of therapy. The architecture

The Ensign Group

California Ensign Expands in Texas The Ensign Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG) issued a press release after acquiring the following skilled nursing facilities in Texas: Brodie Ranch Nursing and Rehabilitation, a 120-bed skilled nursing facility located in Austin, Texas; Onion Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 125-bed skilled nursing facility located in Austin, Texas; Riverside Nursing and


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