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What does Nursing Home Care
Cost in Ohio?

As an average, how much will my family have to pay?
 

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In our experience, this is one of the first questions almost every family asks. We found average costs for each state on a web site from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services .

In our experience, this is one of the first questions almost every family asks. We found average costs for each state on a web site from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services .

They say the average cost in 2010 of Nursing Home care in Ohio was $218.00 per day for private care, and $194.00 per day for semi-private care.

The daily cost varies, depending on your locality. In Cincinnati, for instance, the average cost of private care per day was $222.00. In Cleveland, it was $240.00. The rest of the state has a lower daily cost, as an average, of $206.00.

Ohio Avg. Daily Nursing Home Rate :
Private
Avg. Daily Nursing Home Rate :
Semi-Private
Cincinnati 222 191
Cleveland 240 206
Columbus 218 196
Rest of State 206 189
State Average 218 194

The United States average cost for a semi-private room was $205.00.

For comparison, the average monthly cost for Assisted Living in Ohio was $3,199.00. The cost of a home health aide was $20.00 per hour.

This information comes from the National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information which is a web site produced by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . They credit the 2010 MetLife Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs as the source for the data they present.

They include this explanatory note about the MetLife survey:

MetLife provides a "State Average" for each type of long-term care service in each state-the average of all rates for all sampled services in the state. In the states where MetLife includes average rates for one or more cities or areas within a state, these averages are specific to those areas.

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