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Can You Afford the High Cost of Senior Care in Your State?

GOBankingRates Logo By Andrew Lisa of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 52: A recent GOBankingRates study examined the estimated cost of senior care and healthcare across the country.The states with the lowest senior care costs tend to be states with a lower overall cost of living, according to the study.But in some states such as Alaska and Massachusetts, where the overall cost of living is high, senior care is less affordable.Like virtually everything else in America, the cost of senior care varies a lot depending on where you live. GOBankingRates examined the monthly cost of senior care services in each state by analyzing six different key categories and comparing them to the median monthly cost nationwide. Here’s a breakdown for the U.S. overall:Home healthcare homemaker services: $3,994Home healthcare home health aide: $4,099Adult day healthcare: $1,517Assisted-living facility: $3,750Nursing home care, semi-private room: $7,148Nursing home care, private room: $8,121All dollar figures represent the state’s median monthly cost, which you can use to determine how much you can expect to spend for senior home care services or out-of-home services depending on where you live.Click through to see why senior care is unaffordable in so many states.

Can You Afford the High Cost of Senior Care in Your State?

Like virtually everything else in America, the cost of senior care varies a lot depending on where you live. GOBankingRates examined the monthly cost of senior care services in each state by analyzing six different key categories and comparing them to the median monthly cost nationwide. Here’s a breakdown for the U.S. overall:

  • Home healthcare homemaker services: $3,994
  • Home healthcare home health aide: $4,099
  • Adult day healthcare: $1,517
  • Assisted-living facility: $3,750
  • Nursing home care, semi-private room: $7,148
  • Nursing home care, private room: $8,121
  • All dollar figures represent the state’s median monthly cost, which you can use to determine how much you can expect to spend for senior home care services or out-of-home services depending on where you live.

    Click through to see why senior care is unaffordable in so many states.

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