Despite the economy and subsequent fall in market prices, the cost of long-term care has gone up, according to the 2009 MetLife Market Survey of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services and Home Care Costs.
Findings of the study include:
- For nursing homes, the highest cost for a private room was reported in Alaska ($584/day) while the lowest was in Louisiana ($132/day).
- Assisted living costs were highest in Wilmington, Del. ($5,219/month) and lowest in North Dakota ($2,041/month).
- The highest home healthcare aide rate was $30 per hour in the Rochester, Minn. area, while the lowest was reported in the Shreveport, La. area at $13 per hour.
- Adult day services were highest in Vermont at $150 per day and lowest in Montgomery, Ala. at $27 per day.