nursing homes 2012

What does Nursing Home Care
Cost in Missouri?

As an average, how much will my family have to pay?

In our experience, this is one of the first questions almost every family asks. We found average costs for Missouri in the data from the MetLife 2012 Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs.

The survey says that the average cost in 2012 of Nursing Home care in Missouri was $169 per day for private care, and $150 per day for semi-private care.

The daily cost varies, depending on your locality. In Kansas City for instance, the average cost of private care per day was $168; while in St. Louis it was $196. The rest of the state has a lower daily cost, as an average, of $156.

The state with the lowest avergae cost (private room) was Louisiana, at $157 per day. The highest costs rported were in Alaska, at $687 per day.

Missouri Avg. Daily Nursing Home Rate :
Avg. Daily Nursing Home Rate :
Kansas City 168 153
St Louis 196 164
Rest of State 156 141
State Average 169 150

The United States average cost for a semi-private room was $222.00.

The average cost of a home health aide in the state was $19.00 per hour. The cost of care in an Assisted Living facility was $3,128 per month. The average cost of Adult Day Services (Adult Day Care) was $65.00 per day.

This information comes from the MetLife Mature Market Institute®. The full report is available at the Institute's website.

Explanatory note about the survey:

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.

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