The Cost of Long-Term Care in the United States

When families are forced to confront the decision that their loved ones need to join an assisted living community or require home care services, the first and often most pressing question on their minds is “How much will this type of care cost?”

For the past 10 years Genworth has surveyed the costs of long-term care services, including home health aide services, adult day health care and nursing homes, and each year issues a Cost of Care Survey that provides a state-by-state breakdown of what consumers can expect to pay for each type of care.

These are the 2015 costs of the long-term care services that are available to seniors and their families.

Type of Long-Term Care Median National Rate
Elderly Day Care $69/day
Home Health Aide $20/hour
Homemaker Services $20/hour
Assisted Living $3,600/month
Nursing Home (Semiprivate) $220/day
Nursing Home (Private) $250/day

As you would expect, some services are more costlier than others, and some states even have a higher cost than others For more detailed information about the cost of long-term care in the U.S., including city-specific price ranges, browse our articles below: