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Median annual cost of a nursing home in US is now $77,745

Posted by Sasha Golden | Jun 09, 2011 | 0 Comments

According to a study issued by Genworth Financial, nursing homes in the US have increased their costs by an average of 3.4%. This study was based on a survey of over 15,000 providers taken in the first three months of this year.

You won't find a nursing home in the Boston area charging that low a rate. Most facilities I deal with charge privately-paying residents around $120,000 to $140,000 per year for a shared room. With these kind of costs, it just makes sense to make plans for the cost of long-term care, even if you think you'll never need it.

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Sasha Golden

Alexandra “Sasha” Golden received her undergraduate and law degrees from Boston College, and has been practicing law in Massachusetts since 1994. Attorney Golden is a long-standing member of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and of the Probate and So...

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