MetLife Mature Market Institute(R) Releases First National Survey of Adult Day Center Costs with Annual Home Health Care Rates

WESTPORT, Conn.–()–The MetLife Mature Market Institute® today

announced the first national survey of adult day center costs. The

Institute also issued its 2007 findings on home health care rates.

The Institute found that the national average daily rate for adult day

centers is $61. The national average hourly rate for home health care

aides is $19, which remains the same as the 2006 national average hourly

rate. The 2007 national average hourly homemaker/companion rate is $18,

which represents a $1 increase over last year’s

national average hourly rate of $17. Rates for services vary

considerably by region.

Adult day center costs are highest in the state of Vermont ($130 daily)

and lowest in Montgomery, Alabama ($21). For both home care categories,

rates are lowest in Shreveport, Louisiana and highest in Rochester,

Minnesota.

“Adult day center and home care services are

extremely important options to help older adults ‘age

in place,’ which, according to current

research, is a priority for Americans,” said

Sandra Timmermann, Ed.D., director of the MetLife Mature Market

Institute. “This data clearly shows that

services can be costly in many parts of the country and may be difficult

for families to afford. For individuals who require more hours of care,

adult day centers can provide a less costly alternative to allow people

to remain at home.

“These care options are generally not covered

by Medicare and are only covered by Medicaid for those who are indigent,”

Timmermann added. “Our message to those

planning for retirement is to save adequate money for this type of

long-term care and/or to have long-term care insurance.”

Regional cost breakdowns for adult day centers, home health care aides

and homemaker/companions are:

Region

 

Adult Day Center

Daily Average

 

Home Health Aide

Hourly Average

 

Homemaker

Hourly Average

Statewide, AK

 

$67

 

$24

 

$23

Birmingham, AL

 

$40

 

$15

 

$14

Montgomery/Montgomery Area, AL

 

$21

 

$14

 

$14

Little Rock/Little Rock Area, AR

 

$58

 

$15

 

$14

Phoenix, AZ

 

$99

 

$22

 

$20

Tucson, AZ

 

$73

 

$19

 

$17

Los Angeles, CA

 

$62

 

$19

 

$17

San Diego, CA

 

$72

 

$20

 

$20

San Francisco, CA

 

$62

 

$23

 

$23

Denver, CO

 

$59

 

$22

 

$19

Colorado Springs, CO

 

$77

 

$24

 

$18

Hartford, CT

 

$76

 

$24

 

$19

Stamford Area, CT

 

$70

 

$22

 

$19

Washington/Washington Area, DC

 

$72

 

$19

 

$18

Wilmington Area, DE

 

$72

 

$22

 

$21

Jacksonville, FL

 

$56

 

$19

 

$16

Orlando, FL

 

$57

 

$17

 

$16

Miami, FL

 

$42

 

$15

 

$15

Marietta Area, GA

 

$56

 

$17

 

$15

Atlanta, GA

 

$52

 

$17

 

$16

Honolulu/Honolulu Area, HI

 

$58

 

$23

 

$20

Central, IA

 

$47

 

N/A

 

N/A

Des Moines Area, IA

 

N/A

 

$24

 

$20

Boise, ID

 

N/A

 

$19

 

$18

Statewide, ID

 

$76

 

N/A

 

N/A

Des Plaines Area, IL

 

$60

 

N/A

 

N/A

Highland Park Area, IL

 

N/A

 

$21

 

$19

Central IL

 

$72

 

N/A

 

N/A

Chicago, IL

 

$49

 

$19

 

$16

Peoria Area, IL

 

N/A

 

$18

 

$16

Indianapolis, IN

 

$63

 

$22

 

$18

Fort Wayne Area, IN

 

$75

 

$20

 

$17

Wichita, KS

 

$55

 

$17

 

$16

Louisville, KY

 

$58

 

$16

 

$15

Lexington, KY

 

$72

 

$17

 

$17

Baton Rouge, LA

 

$54

 

$14

 

$13

New Orleans Area, LA

 

$50

 

N/A

 

N/A

Shreveport Area, LA

 

N/A

 

$13

 

$12

Worcester/Worcester Area, MA

 

$59

 

$23

 

$22

Boston/Boston Area, MA

 

$61

 

$23

 

$22

Silver Spring, MD

 

N/A

 

$18

 

$17

Silver Spring Area, MD

 

$69

 

N/A

 

N/A

Baltimore, MD

 

$72

 

$20

 

$17

Southern ME

 

$87

 

N/A

 

N/A

Statewide, ME

 

N/A

 

$20

 

$19

Detroit/Detroit Area, MI

 

$54

 

$18

 

$17

Grand Rapids, MI

 

$83

 

$18

 

$16

Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN

 

$82

 

$24

 

$20

Rochester Area, MN

 

$46

 

$30

 

$25

Saint Louis, MO

 

$66

 

$17

 

$17

Kansas City, MO

 

$62

 

$18

 

$17

Central MS

 

$65

 

N/A

 

N/A

Jackson, MS

 

N/A

 

$18

 

$13

Billings, MT

 

$56

 

$17

 

$15

Raleigh/Durham, NC

 

$44

 

$19

 

$16

Charlotte, NC

 

$55

 

$16

 

$16

Fargo Area, ND

 

N/A

 

$18

 

$16

Statewide, ND

 

$48

 

N/A

 

N/A

Omaha, NE

 

$45

 

$21

 

$17

Southern NH

 

$57

 

N/A

 

N/A

Statewide, NH

 

N/A

 

$24

 

$19

Cherry Hill Area, NJ

 

$75

 

$20

 

$17

Bridgewater / Bridgewater Area, NJ

 

$63

 

$20

 

$19

Albuquerque, NM

 

$59

 

$21

 

$18

Las Vegas, NV

 

$78

 

$21

 

$18

New York, NY

 

$114

 

$16

 

$16

Syracuse/Syracuse Area, NY

 

$81

 

$21

 

$17

Rochester, NY

 

$74

 

$22

 

$20

Columbus, OH

 

$51

 

$18

 

$17

Cleveland, OH

 

$54

 

$18

 

$17

Cincinnati, OH

 

$51

 

$20

 

$19

Oklahoma City, OK

 

$47

 

$17

 

$16

Tulsa/Tulsa Area, OK

 

$59

 

$19

 

$17

Portland, OR

 

$70

 

$20

 

$19

Eugene/Eugene Area, OR

 

$106

 

$18

 

$17

Pittsburgh/Pittsburgh Area, PA

 

$53

 

$19

 

$17

Scranton Area, PA

 

$49

 

$20

 

$19

Philadelphia, PA

 

$57

 

$17

 

$16

Providence, RI

 

N/A

 

$23

 

$19

Statewide, RI

 

$58

 

N/A

 

N/A

Columbia/Columbia Area, SC

 

$49

 

$16

 

$16

Charleston/Charleston Area, SC

 

$45

 

$18

 

$17

Statewide, SD

 

$62

 

$21

 

$19

Nashville/Nashville Area, TN

 

$40

 

$23

 

$17

Memphis, TN

 

$36

 

$16

 

$14

Austin, TX

 

N/A

 

$17

 

$15

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

 

$41

 

$19

 

$17

Houston, TX

 

$40

 

$18

 

$16

San Antonio, TX

 

$34

 

N/A

 

N/A

Northern UT

 

$36

 

N/A

 

N/A

Salt Lake City, UT

 

N/A

 

$22

 

$20

Northern VA

 

$65

 

$19

 

$18

Richmond, VA

 

$55

 

$17

 

$16

Statewide, VT

 

$130

 

$23

 

$22

Eastern WA

 

$57

 

N/A

 

N/A

Seattle/Seattle-Tacoma, WA

 

$53

 

$23

 

$22

Spokane, WA

 

N/A

 

$18

 

$18

Milwaukee, WI

 

$53

 

$23

 

$19

Madison Area, WI

 

$55

 

$22

 

$18

Charleston Area, WV

 

N/A

 

$15

 

$15

Statewide, WV

 

$71

 

N/A

 

N/A

Statewide, WY

 

$59

 

$21

 

$17

National Average

 

$61

 

$19

 

$18

Adult day centers (ADCs) provide older adults with social and some

health services while giving caregivers a daily respite. Most centers

provide lunch, recreational activities, and health/therapeutic services.

Current codes, laws, and regulations governing ADCs are not uniform

among the states. Although many require licensing or certification, they

are not federally regulated. All adult day centers surveyed for this

report were licensed, if required by state law.

Home health care aides provide assistance with daily activities such as

bathing and dressing and some health-related services, while

homemaker/companions generally provide comfort and companionship in

addition to meal preparation and light housekeeping. Based on data from

the National Center on Health Statistics, most of those receiving home

care services live with someone else (67.4%), while only 30.2% live

alone. All home care agencies surveyed were licensed, if required by

their state.

This survey of adult day centers and home care agencies in all 50 states

and the District of Columbia was conducted by telephone in June and July

2007 by LifePlans, Inc., for the MetLife Mature Market Institute.

Results presented in this report are representative of the sample of

adult day centers and home care agencies in the areas surveyed. The

states were divided into three groups, according to population–under

3 million, 3 to 10 million, and over 10 million. These groupings were

determined using data from the 2000 U.S. Census. The cities/areas

surveyed were chosen on the basis of population and the ability to

obtain a reasonably balanced sampling.

LifePlans, Inc., a risk management and consulting firm, provides data

analysis and information to the long-term care insurance industry. The

firm works with insurers, the federal government, industry groups, and

other organizations to conduct research that helps these groups monitor

their business, understand industry trends, perform effective advocacy,

and modify their strategic direction.

Staffed by gerontologists, The MetLife Mature Market Institute, part of

the company’s Retirement Strategies Group,

has been providing research, knowledge management, education, and policy

support for over ten years to Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, its

corporate customers, and business partners. MetLife is a subsidiary of

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), a leading provider of insurance and financial

services to individual and institutional customers.

The entire MetLife Market Survey of Adult Day Services & Home Care

Costs can be found at www.maturemarketinstitute.com

under ‘What’s

New.’

The MetLife Mature Market Institute in cooperation with the National

Alliance for Caregiving has produced two guides, Adult Day Centers and

Understanding Home Care Agency Options, as part of its Since You Care®

series for caregivers. The guides, which contain information about the

topic, tips for caregivers, worksheets, and a listing of resources, are

available at www.maturemarketinstitute.com

under ‘Since You Care.’

For more on the MetLife Mature Market Institute, visit: www.maturemarketinstitute.com.

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