The national median costs associated with all long-term care service providers increased in 2021 compared to 2020. The cost of Assisted Living Facilities (ALF) has risen an average of 4.65% since 2020, with the annual national median for a private, one-bedroom arrangement at these facilities reported to be $54,000 a year in 2021. The national median cost for a private, one-bedroom in a Nursing Home is $108,405 a year and a semi-private room is $94,900 a year, representing average increases of 1.96% and 2.41%, respectively, since 2020. The national median price of Adult Day Services (ADS) increased an average 5.41% since 2020, reportedly costing $78 a day in 2021.
Genworth has conducted its annual Cost of Care Survey since 2004 through its CareScout company. CareScout contacted 67,742 providers to complete 14,698 surveys of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult day health facilities, and home care providers. Potential respondents were selected randomly from the CareScout nationwide database of providers in each category of long term care services. Survey respondents representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia were contacted by phone from June 2021 to November of 2021. Surveyors polled 23 percent of certified and licensed nursing homes, resulting in 3,412 completed surveys. Surveyors polled 14 percent of licensed assisted living facilities, resulting in 6,183 completed surveys. Surveyors also determined whether the facility charges a non-refundable community or entrance fee (results showed that approximately 61 percent of assisted living facilities charge a one-time, nonrefundable fee). Surveyors completed 4,195 interviews with licensed home health care providers, representing 18 percent of home care agencies. The agencies surveyed provided home health care and homemaker services where a skilled nurse does not need to be present. Surveyors polled 23 percent of adult day health care facilities, resulting in 908 completed surveys. Adult day health care is designed to meet the needs of adults who are functionally and/or severely cognitively impaired.
The results of the surveys determined that the five U.S. states with the highest annual median cost for nursing homes based on the price of a private, one-bedroom unit were:
1. Alaska – $378,140 per year
2. Connecticut – $182,044 per year
3. Hawaii – $169,360 per year
4. New York – $158,797 per year
5. Minnesota – $156,869 per year
The results of the surveys determined that the five U.S. states with the lowest annual median cost for nursing homes based on the price of a private, one-bedroom unit were:
1. Texas – $85,107 per year
2. Kansas – $81,760 per year
3. Arkansas – $80,300 per year
4. Louisiana – $72,719 per year
5. Missouri – $71,715 per year
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