Costs continue to rise for those requiring long-term care in the U.S. according to the newly released 2011 MetLife Market Survey of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services, and Home Care Costs. The national average rates for a private nursing home room increased 4.4% to $239 daily or $87,235 annually, in 2011. Assisted living base rates rose by 5.6% to $3,477 monthly or $41,724 annually. Adult day services went up by 4.5% to $70 per day after remaining unchanged last year. Home health aides and homemaker/companion service rates were unchanged at $21 and $19 per hour, respectively. Read more.