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.
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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.