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.)
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 |
|Des Plaines Area||$208||$271|
|Rest of State||$152||$180|
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.