Taking good care of aging family members is something we all want to get right. But it’s not easy. In the U.S. today, the median cost of a private room in a nursing home is more than $100,000 a year—and the personal, non-financial cost for caregivers is exorbitant in its own way. “Family care of frail elderly people has been linked to significant negative consequences for caregivers’ mental health,” one study reported, and “feelings of guilt are significantly related to caregiver distress.”
There are around 47 million Americans age 65 and older today; by 2030, that demographic will account for more than 20 percent of U.S. residents. The oldest baby boomers are already in their 70s. In short, the need for safe and reliable elder care is only growing.
That’s why Newsweek is partnering with the respected global data research firm Statista Inc. to establish a ranking of Best Nursing Homes. If you are currently working in this field (as nurses, health care professionals and in nursing homes), we’d like to hear from you. Please click on the link below to participate. Survey participants will be entered in a raffle. The final rankings will be published in Newsweek magazine and on Newsweek.com.
We look forward to sharing this important research with you.