Elderly Health Care Services’ Costs Up in Sacramento Area
Costs for nursing home, assisted living and adult day health care in the Sacramento region over the past year have increased at a sharper rate than costs nationwide, according to a report from insurance provider MetLife. For example, the average cost of private nursing home rooms in the Sacramento region increased by 6.7%, to $272 per day, compared with a 4.4% hike, to $239 per day, for the same type of rooms nationwide. Meanwhile, the daily rates for adult day health care services and private rooms in assisted living centers in the region increased by 5.5% and 3.7%, respectively, according to the report.
- "Assisted Living, Nursing Home Costs Keep Rising" (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 10/25).