Nursing Home Costs on the Rise Nationally | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

The average national cost for Class 1 nursing home care rose 1.5 percent over last year, to $206 per day for a private room, according MetLife’s 2006 survey of nursing home and home healthcare costs. The cost for a semi-private room rose by almost four percent, to $183 per day.

Average costs for private and semiprivate rooms, respectively, for local regions surveyed included:

DC: $260, $247

Silver Spring, MD: $220, $189

Baltimore, MD: $220, $192

Northern Virginia: $251, $208