The Chicago Tribune reported recently that in Illinois, the average cost of nursing home care per year is roughly $79,000 for a private room. A semi-private room runs at about $61,000 per year.
In 2020, an estimated 15 millions Americans will need some type of long term care and by all accounts, the cost of the care will not become any less expensive.
The cost of nursing home care in Illinois is shocking to any budget. It is important to investigate and research all options before choosing a nursing home. In doing so, the attorneys at Ed Fox & Associates urge people to look into whether the nursing home has been fined, ticketed, or otherwise punished for any infractions or violations. It is also critical to research the doctors and nurses on staff and be sure that they too have a clean record.
Finally, take the time to go meet and interview the primary care providers at the top nursing homes of your choice. Be sure that you, or your love done, would be comfortable being around these individuals every day. Furthermore, ask to meet some of the daily nursing home care staff. These are the people who are literally with residents 24/7.
Nursing home care is extremely costly. Before making such an important investment in the lives of yourself of your family member, take the necessary precautions to ensure you are making the right decision.