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US CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR URBAN NURSING
HOME AND URBAN ADULT DAY CARE COSTS

The data below was derived from Bureau of Labor statistics available online and is based on national averages (regional rates may vary). You can expect inflation to be higher in urban areas with a limited bed supply, but higher inflation rates may also reflect compliance with newly passed, tougher state staffing legislation as well as higher costs from tough state penalty laws and resulting lawsuits.

 
Year First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter Yearly Percent Change
1978 103.4 104.8 107.9 110.4 10.40%
1979 113.9 115.2 118.8 122.9 11.30%
1980 113.9 130.6 137 141.4 15.10%
1981 146.7 148.7 155 159.6 12.90%
1982 165.2 168.5 174.7 178.7 12%
1983 185.6 188.3 193.3 198.8 11.20%
1984 203.3 205.2 209.1 214.4 7.80%
1985 218.4 219.7 222.8 225.6 5.20%
1986 230.1 231.9 237.4 241 6.80%
1987* 244.5 248.5      
1987** 101.5 103.5 105.3 107.2 7.20%
1988 110.7 112.7 116.6 120.8 12.70%
1989 125.1 127.8 132.2 134.7 11.50%
1990 137.9 140.6 146.2 151 12.10%
1991 154.3 156.2 160.3 164.2 8.70%
1992 169 171.1 174.5 177.7 8.20%
1993 181.8 184.7 188 191 7.50%
1994 194.1 196 199 201.9 5.70%
1995 204.3 205.6 208.5 210.8 4.40%
1996 214.9 216.2 218.5 220 4.40%
1997*** 100.4 102 103.1 103.9 3.90%
1998 106 106.8 108.2 108.4 4.30%
1999 110.4 111.3 112.5 113.4 4.60%
2000 115.1 117 118.6 119 4.90%
2001 120 121 123.3 124.3 4.50%
2002 126.6 127.9 129.3 129.8 4.40%
2003 133.5 135.2 136.5 137.3 5.80%
2004 139.3 140.6 141.4 142.8 4.00%
2005 143.6 144.5 145.9 147.4 3.22%

Q4 1987 to Q4 1996 (9 Years) => 8.36 %
Q4 1997 to Q4 2005 (8 Years) => 4.45 %

*1987=100

**USBL changed its measurement from "Other Hospital and Medical Care Services to "Other Inpatient Services" with an index of 100 as of 1/1/87

***USBL changed its measurement to "Nursing Homes" as of 1/1/97