What Care Costs was designed and implemented by LTCG, the nation’s leader in long-term care administration services. Each year LTCG surveys thousands of Skilled Nursing Home, Home Health Care and Assisted Living Facility providers to collect cost of care data. The cost of care averages are calculated from over 30,000 different providers at the national, state and MSA (metropolitan statistical area) level.

About Skilled Nursing Homes

Skilled Nursing Homes provide residents with a place where they can receive continuous nursing care and support. We surveyed 8,500 Skilled Nursing Homes to find out their rates for both Private and Semi-Private Rooms*. Most nursing homes report rates that are all-inclusive, meaning that personal care, memory care and other services offered in addition to room and board are already captured in the daily room rates.

About Home Health Care

Home Health Care providers employ or contract with various aides to deliver care and services that range from assistance with bathing, dressing and transferring, as well as providing assistance with more serious medical issues. We surveyed 13,000 Home Health Care providers to find out their rates for Home Health Aide, Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse services*.

About Assisted Living Facilities

Assisted Living Facilities are housing facilities that provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living, coordination of services by outside home care providers and monitor resident activities to ensure their health, safety and well-being. We surveyed 12,500 Assisted Living Facilities to find out their rates for 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom and Studio apartments*. Unlike nursing homes, Assisted Living Facilities have more complex pricing schedules based on the size and type of the living unit, as well as the amount and type of care services provided.

*Each provider surveyed may not offer the type of care or housing encompassed in the survey. What Care Costs is collected by surveying long term care providers for the rates of care and/or housing that they provide and is compiled and averaged by LTCG. LTCG endeavors to make sure this information is as accurate as possible, but makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this site, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site. The data presented in this site should be used as a reference only. If you are using or need to utilize long term care services, contact the service provider to verify their individual costs as they may differ from the averages reported.