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!