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What Long-Term Care Costs (A Lot!)
Posted By Sally Abrahms On November 15, 2012 @ 12:14 pm In Caregiving | Comments Disabled
If you’re considering long-term care, expect to pay more for nursing homes , assisted living  communities and homemakers/companions , MetLife Mature Market Institute’s  annual 2012 survey reveals. Good news: the study of average national long-term care costs shows they’ve stayed the same for adult day services  and home health aides.
Of course, rates and services vary by state and area; those differences are included in the survey. Take a look at national average costs:
Now that we’re crunching numbers, here are four more:
More detailed results from the latest MetLife study  are available.
Are these costs what you expected? (My mother-in-law is in assisted living so I’m completely clued into the high price of care.)
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URLs in this post:
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 nursing homes: http://assets.aarp.org/external_sites/caregiving/options/nursing_home_costs.html
 assisted living: http://assets.aarp.org/external_sites/caregiving/options/assisted_living.html
 homemakers/companions: http://www.aarp.org/home-family/caregiving/
 MetLife Mature Market Institute’s: https://www.metlife.com/mmi/research/2012-market-survey-long-term-care-costs.html#keyfindings
 adult day services: http://assets.aarp.org/rgcenter/il/fs98_service.pdf
 U.S. Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/12statab/health.pdf
 National Adult Day Services Association: http://www.nadsa.org
 Alzheimer’s: http://www.alz.org
 MetLife study: https://www.metlife.com/assets/cao/mmi/publications/studies/2012/studies/mmi-2012-market-survey-long-term-care-costs.pdf
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