Highest/Lowest Daily Rates
There is a whopping 55% difference between the highest and lowest daily rates for a semi-private room in Georegia's nursing homes, according to the *2015 Genworth report.
The costliest nursing home rate (semi-private room) of $255 was reported in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswelln area. A full year of care at that rate would be over $93,000.
That record-high rate could be from a single exceptional facility, and is not typical of all nursing homes in the Atlanta area. The median rate for the area is only $197/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 Valdosta. Nursing homes in that area reported daily rates between $183 and $223.
The lowest rate of $115 was reported from a facility near Hinesville.
The median rate for the entire state was $183 per day for a semi-private room.
Cost in neighbor states
Georgia nursing home rates are considerably lower than in neighbor-state Florida. The median daily rate for a semi-private room in Florida is $240/day, vs. Georgia's $183/day. In Alabama, the median daily rate is $209. In South Caolina it is $190.