Are you considering nursing home care for someone you love? If you're struggling with this difficult decision and you live in Maine, plan on spending about $271 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 $98,915 is based on an estimate of 365 days. (A private room has an average cost of $299 per day, or $109,135 a year.)
The Price Depends on Where You Live in Maine.
In Southern Maine, for example, the average cost of a semi-private room was $281 per day. In the rest of the state, it was $265 daily.
|Rest of State||$265||$289|
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 $250 to a high of $314. That's a spread, for a year's cost, of $91,250 to $114,610.
>The 2012 average of $271 was $20 higher than the 2011 average of $251 per day for a semi-private room.
Number 8 out of 51 in this survey
If you rank the states from highest to lowest, Maine is 8th most expensive state for Nursing Home care. California ranked just above, and New Hampshgire just under. The United States average cost for a semi-private room was $222 per day. A private room was $248.