Highest/Lowest Daily Rates
There is a whopping $420 difference between the lowest and highest daily rates for a semi-private room in Arizona nursing homes, according to the *2015 Genworth report.
The costliest nursing home rate (semi-private room) of $550 was reported in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area. A full year of care at that rate would be $200,750.
That record-high rate could be from a single exceptional facility, and is not typical of other nursing homes in the Phoenix area. The median rate for the area is only $193/day.
The median rate is the middle point between the highest and lowest. It is similar to an average, but not exactly the same.
The area with the highest median rates was Flagstaff . Nursing homes in that area reported daily rates between $201 and $260.
The lowest rate in the state was $130, in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area. This area had both the lowest and the highest reported rates.
The median rate for the entire state was $192 per day for a semi-private room.