What Are Some States With High Nursing Care Costs?


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As of 2015, some of the states with high nursing care costs are Alaska, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. The Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey study collected data from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and across 440 regions in the United States.

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What Are Some States With High Nursing Care Costs?
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Alaska is the most expensive state in terms of nursing care costs with the average being about $110,000 as of 2015, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey. The study reveals that Connecticut is the second most expensive state at an annual cost of $72,896, followed by Massachusetts at $68,605, New Jersey at $66,237 and New York at $63,946.

Home health care services cost an average of $44,616, representing a 2 percent growth, while home health aide annual costs are $45,760 with a 1 percent growth. The annual adult day health care cost is $17,904, representing a 3 percent five-year growth, and assisted living facility costs are $43,200 annually, a 2 percent growth. The annual cost for a nursing home care semi-private room is $80,300, and a private room is $91,250.

Annual day health care is based on a 5-day week, while the homemaker services and home health aide figures are based on 44 hours weekly in 52 weeks a year. Assisted living facility annual costs are based on 1-bedroom or private rooms for 12 months, and semi-private and private room nursing home care annual costs are on 365 days of care.

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