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The Challenge Of Increasing Long-Term Care Costs

The New York Times: Covering The Rising Cost Of Long-Term Care
A 2013 report by Genworth Financial, an insurance provider based in Waltham, Mass., estimates the national median daily cost of a private room in a nursing home at $230 a day, an increase of 3.6 percent over 2012 — some $6,900 per month. Sharing that room is only $27 less a day, according to the report (Kelly, 5/14).

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