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The Real Cost of Long-Term Care

By Nikhil Hutheesing - 2012-11-26T15:38:10Z

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Specialized Nursing Homes

Looking after a relative with Alzheimer's or dementia can be a huge burden. About 35 percent of all nursing homes provide such special care in a separate wing or unit of their facility, according to MetLife. Average daily rates for those who pay privately are $228 for a private room and $206 for a semi-private room.

$83,220: Average annual cost for private room -- MetLife Market Survey