Silver Book Fact

On average, the cost of care for a private (single occupancy) room in a Medicare certified nursing home is 17% greater in America’s urban areas than non-urban areas. The greatest disparity is seen in New York where the cost of care is 68% greater in New York City than in New York’s non-urban areas. The cost of care in San Francisco is 45% greater than in California’s non-urban areas.

Genworth Financial. Genworth Finanical 2006 Cost of Care Survey: Nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home care providers; March 2006

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