Nursing Home Rates Rise; Home-Care Remains Steady, Survey Says
Nursing home and assisted living rates have gone up, according to Genworth Financial’s annual long-term care survey. But in-home care rates haven’t changed.
McKnight’s Long-Term Care News reports:
The daily cost for a semi-private skilled nursing facility room grew 3.4% since 2011 to a national median rate of $200 per day, according to a survey conducted by the long-term care insurer Genworth Financial.
The rate for a private SNF room jumped 4.2% since 2011, up to a median daily rate of $222.
The article includes a link to download Genworth’s survey. In it, you’ll find that in-home care stayed at a median of $18 an hour and home health-care at $19 an hour.
Leigh Ann Otte is a freelance writer who specializes in health and aging issues. She covers finding and paying for senior care for OurParents. If you have any questions about this post or need help finding senior-care options for a loved one, call 1-866-483-4896 to speak with a care advisor in your area.