Cost of Care Survey 2019

The world’s population is aging at a faster rate than ever before and people are living longer. Every day until 2030, 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65a and 7 out of 10 people will require long term care in their lifetimeb.

The cost of that care varies based on care setting, geographic location of care and level of care required, among other things. Using Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey tool below, you and your family can calculate the cost of long term care across the U.S. Knowing the cost is a first step to helping you plan for it.

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Monthly Median Costs: National (2019)

Adult Day Health Care, Assisted Living Facility, and Nursing Home Facility categories do not use hourly rates.

National (2019)

Community and Assisted Living
Nursing Home Facility

National (2019)

Community and Assisted Living
Nursing Home Facility

In-Home Care - Skilled Nursing
In some situations, people need skilled nursing care in their homes to assist with medication and other medical needs. It's important to know these costs when planning for future needs.

Based on National Median,
National Median $87.50 per visit

Key findings and methodology

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About Cost of Care Survey 2019

For 16 years, Genworth has tracked the cost of care nationwide to help families understand long term care costs. Since 2004, the Cost of Care Survey has become the foundation for long term care planning. The 2019 survey covers 2019 Genworth Cost of Care survey region definition PDF covering441 regionsPDF opens in new window and is based on data collected from more than 2019 Genworth cost of care survey results PDF covering15,178 completed surveysPDF opens in new window was conducted by Carescout®. View Understand Key Findings and MethodologyPDF opens in new window

The cost of care services varies by location, type of care service, who provides the service, and when the service is provided. These easy to access, view, and download tables show the Cost of Care 2019 national and state median rates for home care and facilities. View National and State Data TablesPDF opens in new window

Over the past 16 years, Genworth has uncovered several trends across the long term care services landscape. Not surprisingly, the cost of all types of care has steadily risen over the years - from homemaker services to nursing home care. Discover Trends & Insights including the most expensive and least expensive areas for Care in 2019 and get a glimpse into what the cost of long term care may look like in the future.

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a "The Guide To Being A Baby Boomer" (seniorliving.orgopens in new window), site accessed 05/14/19.

b 2019 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (longtermcare.acl.govopens in new window), site accessed 08/28/19.

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