The cost estimating website “Howmuch” has released estimates for the cost of long term care in each state. The report examines costs for adult day care, home health aides, assisted living and nursing home care. Michigan while expensive, is fortunately is not at the top of the list for any category. For a month in Michigan it costs on average:
- Adult day care: = $1,733
- Home health aide = $4,004
- Assisted living = $3,563
- Nursing home = $8,182
Alaska is by far one of the most expensive states to grow old in. It is in the top 5 most expensive states in every category. Nursing home costs in the final frontier are especially astronomical – $24,820 a month.
The least expensive states tend to be in the south such as Arkansas and Oklahoma. These high costs are a good reminder that growing old is certainly not cheap. Make sure you have a plan to pay for increased care. Check out the full report here: https://howmuch.net/articles/cost-of-senior-care-usa