nursing homesWhat does a nursing home cost
in Illinois?

One survey says about $64,000 per year...

Are you considering nursing home care for someone you love?

Are you considering nursing home care for someone you love? If you're struggling with this difficult decision and you live in Illinois, plan on spending about $175 per day. That's the average cost in the state for a Semi-Private room, according to a survey published by the MetLife Mature Market Institute*. The projected yearly cost of $63,875 is based on an estimate of 365 days. (A private room has an average cost of $216 per day, or $78,840 a year.)

Illinois Nursing Home Costs

The Price Depends on Where You Live in Illinois.

Chicago, the Des Plaines area, Peoria, or elsewhere.
In Chicago for example, the average cost of a semi-private room was $183 per day. In the Des Plaines area it was $208. In Peoria it was $173. In the rest of the state, it was $152 daily.

Illinois Semi-Private
Daily Daily
Chicago $183 $206
Des Plaines Area $208 $271
Peoria $173 $228
Rest of State $152 $180
State Average $175 $216

The Highs and Lows of Costs in the State

The rates in our chart reflect average costs. There were many facilities that charged more or less than the average. A semi-private room in the state ranged from a low of $99 to a high of $320. That's a spread, for a year's cost, of $36,135 to $116,800!

The 2012 average was the same as the 2011 average of $175 per day for a semi-private room.

Illinois was the 31st most expensive state for nursing home care.

Illinois ranked 31st for the cost of a nursing home room in the United States, according to this survey. Ohio ranked just above, and Wyoming just under. The United States average cost for a semi-private room was was $222 per day. A private room was $248.

Explanatory note about the survey:

Data was compiled using hourly/daily cost averages as published in the MetLife Mature Market Institute Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs. This survey information came from the MetLife Mature Market Institute. The full report is available at the Institute's website.

"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."
MetLife Mature Market Institute
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