PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE NURSING HOME ROOM RATES INCREASE IN CREASE IN 2007 WHILE ASSISTED LIVING RATES REMAIN STEADY

Nursing home costs increased 3% on average across the country in the last year, according to newly released data from the MetLife Mature Market Institute. Assisted living costs remained virtually unchanged at $2,969 per month or $35,628 yearly. The average cost of a private room in a nursing home was $213 per day or $77,745 annually, compared to $206 in 2006.

Closer to home, the per day average cost for a private room in the Alexandria, Virginia area was $260 while the average per month charge for assisted living facilities in the same area was $3,923. For Richmond, Virginia the average per day charge for a private room was $185 while the average per month charge for assisted living facilities in Richmond was $3,396.

My only comment is that for these charges the level of care should be much better!

Dan Frith

Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.