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Perceived long-term care provider costs in the U.S. 2017

This survey shows the costs of long-term care providers as perceived by Americans aged 40 years or older, sorted by type of care, as of 2017. The calculated average cost of a nursing home was between 6,000 and 8,000 U.S. dollars per month. Some 18 percent of respondents overestimated these costs, while 54 percent underestimated them.

Perception of long-term care provider costs by Americans aged 40 years and older as of 2017

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Release date

May 2017


United States

Survey time period

March 2 to 29, 2017

Number of respondents

1,341 respondents

Age group

40 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interviews and online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: Just a guess, what’s your best estimate of the national average monthly cost to live in a nursing home / to live in an assisted living community / of home health care aide who visits every day for two hours?

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