Long-term care costs increased during the year past, according to a new report.
MetLife Mature Market Institute, Westport, Conn., published this finding in new survey examining costs for nursing home care, assisted living and adult day services. The survey and an accompanying report provide additional information about long-term care available in the U.S. and a breakdown of costs by region.
The survey shows that national average rates for a private nursing home room increased 4.4% to $239 daily or $87,235 annually, in 2011. Assisted living base rates rose by 5.6% to $3,477 monthly or $41,724 annually.
Adult day services went up by 4.5% to $70 per day, the report says. Home health aides and homemaker/companion service rates were unchanged at $21 and $19 per hour, respectively.