The average daily cost of a private room in a nursing home has increased 1.5% this year, to $206.
That cost, up from $203 in 2005, works out to $75,190 annually, according to a survey report publishedby the Mature Market Institute, Westport, Conn., an affiliate of MetLife Inc., New York.
Daily private room costs range from a high of $578 in Alaska to $111 in Shreveport, La. The lowest costs are in and around Shreveport.
The cost of semiprivate rooms rose 3.9%, to $183.