RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The cost of home and long-term health care is increasing in Virginia and is rising faster than national levels in some cases.
A Genworth Financial survey shows the hourly rate for homemaker services and home health aide services in Virginia is $17 and $18 respectively. Nationally, the rate for homemaker services and home health aide services are $18 and $19 respectively.
In Virginia, the annual cost of an assisted living facility is $45,300, an increase of 5 percent annually over the past five years. The national average is $41,400 and has increased about 4 percent annually over the past five years.
The cost of a private nursing home room has risen 4.7 percent annually over the past five years in Virginia to $83,950. That's the same as the national average.
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