Are you considering nursing home care for someone you love? If you're struggling with this difficult decision and you live in Maryland, plan on spending about $261 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 $95,265 is based on an estimate of 365 days. (A private room has an average cost of $290 per day, or $105,850 a year.)
The Price Depends on Where You Live in Maryland.
In Baltimore for example, the average cost of a semi-private room was $279 per day. In Silver Spring it was $276, and in the rest of the state, it was $244 daily.
|Maryland|| Semi-Private |
|Rest of State||$244||$278|
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 $190 to a high of $334. That's a spread, for a year's cost, of $69,350 to $121,910.
The 2012 average was a $31 more than the 2011 average of $248 per day for a semi-private room.
Maryland was the 12th most expensive state for nursing home care.
Maryland ranked 12th for the cost of a nursing home room in the United States, according to this survey. Pennsylvania ranked just above, and Vermont just under. The United States average cost for a semi-private room was was $222 per day. A private room was $248.