Whether you or your partner are reaching the age where you're considering relocating to a senior living community or you have aging parents you believe need additional care, the cost of assisted living and other senior care services should be discussed, and a plan made should the need for care arise.
Senior living referral service, A Place for Mom, and other sources have found that the cost of senior care and housing has steadily increased in the U.S. throughout the last several years. What's more, the cost of senior care varies dramatically depending on where you live.
To help you find a place to meet your healthcare needs — or those of your aging parents — at an affordable price, Genworth researched the cost of senior care in every state, breaking the costs down by the following categories (NOTE: Costs are expressed on a monthly basis):
Home Healthcare, which includes homemaker and home health aide services. The national median monthly cost of homemaker services was $3,813 in 2016, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey. Home health aide services cost $3,861.
Adult Day Healthcare, with a national median cost of $1,473.
Assisted Living, with a national median cost of $3,628.
Nursing Home Care, which includes both semiprivate and private rooms in senior living facilities. A semiprivate room in a nursing home had a national median cost of $6,844 in 2016, and seniors paid $7,698 for a private room in a nursing home.
Here is a look at the cost of senior care service in all 50 states. All dollar figures represent the state's median monthly cost. Learning about these costs can help you plan ahead.