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Nursing Home Costs in Massachusetts

$353
/day
*This is the median daily rate for all MA facilities. $129k
/year
*Annual cost at the Massachusetts median rate
Massachusetts Nursing Home Costs
Daily Rate MA Nursing Homes
$525
high
$225
low

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.

FACTOID
NO
Medicare does not pay for long-term care. (It might pay for short-term stays for rehab after surgery or other treatment.
FACTOID
79
Average age upon admittance to a nursing home.
ccrc decisions

Planning ahead for lifetime care? A CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) may be your answer.



What's a CCRC?

Simply put, CCRCs are retirement communities with an important added benefit: lifetime care, which ensures that you can "age in place," having planned ahead in terms of access to additional services and the cost of long-term care. The typical CCRC is a community that includes independent living in apartments or house units, an assisted living facility, and a nursing home or skilled nursing facility.

Some CCRCs also include short term rehab, hospice, special memory care facilities, and even home health care services.

You can check out Massachusetts' many CCRCs at our page: Massachusetts Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Life Care Communities, CCRCs.

Comparing Long Term Care in Massachusetts
Estimated Annual Cost (median rates)
$128k
nursing homes
$64k
assisted living
$57k
home health aide
$54k
homemaker
$17k
adult day care
Nursing
Home
Assisted
Living
Home
Health
Aide
Home
maker
Non-Med
Adult Day
Care
Nursing Home data is based on a Semi-Private Room.

Snapshot:
Costs Around the State

Nursing Home Median Daily Rates (Semi-Private Room)
Barnstable Town $386
Boston Cambridge Newton $358
Pittsfield $345
Springfield $348
Worcester $340
Whole State $353

More From .gov Sites About Paying For Long-term Care:

FACTOID
$80k
That's the median yearly cost for all nursing homes in the US (Semi-Private Room). In cost-per-day, its $220.
FACTOID
70%
At least 70% of people over 65 will need long-term care services and support at some point in their lives.
(Source: 2015 Medicare & You, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

A BIG thank you to Genworth.

Much of the data used on this page was sourced from the "Cost of Care Survey 2015 - Massachusetts" published by Genworth Financial, Inc. You can download a copy here We are very grateful that this excellent report is available to the public.

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