The cost for care in an assisted living facility (ALF) varies widely throughout the United States. You may have expected some states listed below to be expensive, but there are others with high costs which may surprise you. Is your state on the top 10 list for the most expensive yearly cost?
10. New Hampshire
New Hampshire is the 10th most expensive state in terms of ALF care costs in the country. The median cost for care is $46,870 per year.
The state of Washington also has very high costs of care. This state is the 9th highest in the country, with a median cost for care of $48,000 per year.
8. Rhode Island
The smallest state in the nation is one of the biggest in the cost-of-care department. Rhode Island has a median cost breaking the 50k mark, at $50,550 per year.
7. Washington, D.C.
Although not a state, the District of Columbia boasts one of the highest costs for care in the country. Our nation’s capital comes in at number 7 on the top 10 list, with a median cost for care of $52,200 per year.
Connecticut comes in at number 6 in the nation. The median cost for ALF care is $53,850 per year.
The state of Maine has the 5th highest ALF costs in the nation. The median cost for care in Maine is $55,500 per year.
The second smallest state in the country earned the number 4 spot on the top 10 list. Delaware has a median cost for care of $55,506 per year.
3. New Jersey
New Jersey comes in at number 3 on the top 10 list. The median cost for care at an ALF in New Jersey is $59,250 per year.
Massachusetts is known to be an expensive state to live in, and the costs of ALF care are also very high. As the highest priced state in the continental U.S., the median cost for care in Massachusetts is $59,400 per year.
Alaska is number 1 on the top 10 list, the most expensive state in the country for care. Alaska’s median cost for care is over $6,000 more than the number 2 state, at $66,000 per year.
(Courtesy of CompleteLongTermCare.com)