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