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Survey: Home, Long-Term Care Costs Rise in Va

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The cost of home and long-term health care is increasing in Virginia and is rising faster than national levels in some cases.

A Genworth Financial survey shows the hourly rate for home health care is $18 in Virginia, an increase of about 2% a year over the past five years. Nationally, the rate is $19, but has only increased 1% a year during the same period.

In Virginia, the annual cost of an assisted living facility is $41,775, an increase of nearly 6% annually over the past five years. The national average is $39,600 and has increased at about the same rate.

The cost of a private nursing home room has risen 5.5% annually over the past five years in Virginia to $82,125. Nationally it's $81,030.

 

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