nursing homes

9:16 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

St. Louis Elders Spur Boom In Care Facilities

Meramec Bluffs senior living community in Ballwin finished construction on a new skilled nursing extension project in March.
Credit Joseph Leahy / St. Louis Public Radio

Perhaps the most visible sign of St. Louis’ baby boomers growing old is the local construction surge of senior licensed care facilities. Over the past three years, construction, renovation and expansion projects in the metro area have added up to nearly one quarter of a billion dollars with more development on the way.

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11:50 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Illinois raises rates for veteran nursing homes

War veterans salute as an American flag passes by during Memorial Day services at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis on May 30, 2011. The state of Illinois has announced that it will raise rates for veterans to live in its nursing homes.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The state of Illinois is increasing the cost for military veterans to live in its nursing homes.

The Pantagraph in Bloomington reports the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs has notified residents of the increase. It's the first time the state has raised monthly fees for residents since 1979. Costs will rise starting July 1, going from about $930 per resident a month to about $1,430.

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