Costs continue to rise for those requiring long-term care in the U.S. according to the newly released 2012 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 3.8% from $239 daily in 2011 to $248 daily or $90,520 annually, in 2012. Assisted living base rates rose by 2.1% from $3,477 monthly in 2011 to $3,550 monthly or $42,600 annually.  Adult day services remained at the 2011 rate of $70 per day.  Home health aides rates were unchanged from 2011 at $21 per hour.  Homemaker hourly rates increased by 5.3% from $19 per hour in 2011 to $20 per hour in 2012. Read the Key Findings.

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