nursing homesWhat does a nursing home cost
in Minnesota?

One survey in 2012 says about $95,000 per year...

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Are you considering nursing home care for someone you love? If you're struggling with this difficult decision and you live in Minnesota, plan on spending about $223 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 $81,395 is based on an estimate of 365 days. (A private room has an average cost of $241 per day, or $87,965 a year.)

Minnesota Nursing Home Costs

The Price Depends on Where You Live in Minnesota.

In the Twin Cities area for example, the average cost of a semi-private room was $231 per day. In Rochester it was $200. In the rest of the state, it was $228 daily.

Minnesota Semi-Private
Daily Daily
Minneapolis/St. Paul $231 $248
Rochester Area $200 $216
Rest of State $228 $249
State Average $223 $241

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 $147 to a high of $308. That's a spread, for a year's cost, of $53,655 to $112,420.

The 2012 average was $18 higher than the 2011 average of $205 per day for a semi-private room.

Minnesota was the 35th most expensive state for nursing home care.

Minnesota ranked 35th for the cost of a nursing home room in the United States, according to this survey. Utah ranked just above, and South Carolina just under. The United States average cost for a semi-private room was was $222 per day. A private room was $248.

Explanatory note about the survey:

Data was compiled using hourly/daily cost averages as published in the MetLife Mature Market Institute Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs. This survey information came from the MetLife Mature Market Institute. The full report is available at the Institute's website.

"MetLife provides a "State Average" for each type of long-term care service in each state -the average of all rates for all sampled services in the state. In the states where MetLife includes average rates for one or more cities or areas within a state, these averages are specific to those areas."
MetLife Mature Market Institute
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