Nursing Homes Illinois
Illinois has a comprehensive network of nursing homes and long-term care facilities. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, there are over 1000 facilities located throughout the state that specialize in restorative and long-term medical care. This number includes nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and combined senior care homes. The average cost of a nursing facility in the state ranges from roughly $2000-$5000 per month, but this varies based on the type of care at the given facility, the facility itself, and the type of residence selected.
Which Nursing Home is the Right Fit?
Selecting the right nursing home can be stressful for family members and loved ones as well as potential nursing home residents. When searching for the right fit, families should consider the person's needs including on-site health care needs, additional doctor's visits, and personal care needs. Family members or potential residents should contact the particular facilities they are considering for information regarding visiting, medical treatments offered, and staff located on-site. Family members should also consider how the facility admits visitors, any social activities or outdoor visits the facility plans for its residents, and what kind of funding the facility accepts.
Medicare and Medicaid Services
While many long-term and senior care facilities in the state accept Medicare or Medicaid (or both) as payment for medical services, what costs these services can cover varies on a case-by-case basis. For example, some facilities will accept Medicare as payment for medical treatments but not the cost of residence in the facility. Over the duration of a resident's stay in any facility, this coverage may also change. People searching for information on what Medicare or Medicaid would cover should address the particular facility before their loved one becomes a home resident.