Genworth: R.I. long-term health care costs see slight decrease

THE PRICE OF LONG-TERM health care decreased 0.3 percent year over year in Rhode Island in 2017, due to the decrease in the price of a nursing home private room. However, other costs in the state increased year over year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KHOLOOD EID
THE PRICE OF LONG-TERM health care decreased 0.3 percent year over year in Rhode Island in 2017, due to the decrease in the price of a nursing home private room. However, other costs in the state increased year over year. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KHOLOOD EID
PROVIDENCE – The cost of long-term health care services dropped 0.3 percent in Rhode Island from 2016 due to the decrease in cost of a private room in a nursing home, according to Genworth Financial Inc.’s 14th Annual Cost of Care Survey. However, of the six metrics measured in the study, every category in Rhode Island…
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