Highest/Lowest Daily Rates
There is a whopping $300 difference between the lowest and highest daily rates for a semi-private room in Massachusetts nursing homes, according to the *2015 Genworth report.
The costliest nursing home rate (semi-private room) of $525 was reported in Pittsfield, in Berkshire County. A full year of care at that rate would be $125,925.
That record-high rate could be from a single exceptional facility, and is not typical of other nursing homes in the Pittsfield, MA area. The median rate for the area is only $345/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 the Barnstable Town - Barnstable County region. Nursing homes in that area reported daily rates between $346 and $419.
The lowest rate in the state was $225.
The median rate for the entire state was $353 per day for a semi-private room.