Healthy Living: Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide their residents with 24-hour safety monitoring and on-site medical care.

Designed for a person who can’t be cared for at home but doesn’t need a hospital, nursing homes are not only for the elderly.

Costs for this type of long-term care average around $250 per day so it’s vital that you make the best choice.

Katie Boomgaard is here to help in today’s Healthy Living.

The cost of long-term care can be affected by factors such as the time of year, extra charges for services beyond the basics, and variable rates in community programs.

Things like semi-private rooms may cost less than private rooms.

If you’re in a crunch, ask the hospital’s discharge planner or social worker for their recommendations.