Long-Term care costs in 2010

Metlife has conducted a 2010 market survey to determine the long-term care costs across the nation.  Most costs have increased since 2009.  The survey is available here. Below are some key findings.
  • National average rates for a private room increased by 4.6%, from $219 daily or $79,935 annually in 2009, to $229 daily or $83,585 annually in 2010.”
  • “National average assisted living base rates increased by 5.2%, from $3,131 monthly or $37,572 annually in 2009, to $3,293 monthly or $39,516 annually in 2010.”
  •  “The 2010 national average private-pay hourly rates for home health aides and homemaker/companion services remain unchanged from 2009 at $21 and $19 respectively.”
  • Average Base Rate (per month) in Assisted Living: $3293
  • Average Daily Rate for Private Room in Nursing Home:  $229 
Long-Term Care Cost Calculator: To calculate your estimated long-term care costs

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