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The Typical Cost of Senior Care in Every State

Cynthia Measom

At some point after retirement — whether it’s a few years or a few decades — senior care costs will likely hit your budget. But what you’ll pay for each type of service largely depends on where you live in the U.S., so it’s wise to be prepared.

GOBankingRates determined the annual cost of senior care in every state by analyzing six different categories of costs, sourced from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2018. Here’s a breakdown of overall senior care costs in America:

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $48,048
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $50,336
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $18,720
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $48,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $89,297
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $100,375

To get an idea of how much to set aside in the coming years, take a look at the annual costs for senior care in your state — and see if it’s worth relocating in your golden years.

50. Cost of Senior Care in Alaska

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $59,488
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $61,776
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $27,373
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $75,600
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $351,495
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $330,873

Overall, Alaska has the most expensive aging care costs in the U.S. All expenses are well over the national median, and the state has the highest costs for assisted living facilities and semiprivate or private rooms in nursing homes. For example, the median annual cost for a private room in Alaska is more than three times as expensive as the national median of $100,375.

49. Cost of Senior Care in Hawaii

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $57,200
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $68,640
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $19,760
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $66,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $146,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $163,885

It might be obvious, but seniors looking to save money shouldn’t move to the Aloha State. For example, the annual costs of home health aides and assisted living facilities in Hawaii are both around $18,000 more than the U.S. median. In fact, senior care costs in this state exceed the national median in every category.

48. Cost of Senior Care in Vermont

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $61,776
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $61,776
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $35,360
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $54,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $113,698
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $118,808

Adult day healthcare costs in Vermont are the highest in the nation. Senior care costs in this state are higher than the national median across the board.

47. Cost of Senior Care in Massachusetts

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $58,916
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $62,005
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $17,332
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $65,940
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $144,175
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $153,300

Massachusetts is one of the priciest states in the nation for senior care. For example, it ranks fourth in the nation for the most expensive annual nursing home costs.

46. Cost of Senior Care in New Jersey

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $54,912
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $54,912
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $23,400
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $72,780
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $127,750
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $142,350

After Alaska, New Jersey has the second-highest assisted living facility costs in the nation. It also ranks in the top 10 for highest nursing home costs. In fact, New Jersey’s senior care costs exceed the national median in every category.

45. Cost of Senior Care in Maine

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $57,200
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $59,488
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $28,600
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $59,400
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $113,150
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $121,180

Maine is one of the least affordable states for senior care expenses. For example, the annual cost of adult day healthcare is about $10,000 more than the national median.

44. Cost of Senior Care in Washington

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $64,064
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $64,064
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $16,900
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $61,620
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $104,025
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $116,618

Almost every annual senior care cost in Washington exceeds the national average  — except for adult day healthcare, which is $1,820 cheaper. In fact, the annual cost of assisted living facilities in this state is the sixth highest in the nation.

43. Cost of Senior Care in North Dakota

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $61,776
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $61,776
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $29,029
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $39,780
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $132,320
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $140,277

With the exception of assisted living facility costs, North Dakota is more expensive than the national median in every senior care category — and the difference is quite steep for some costs. For example, adult day healthcare in the state totals $29,029 annually versus the national median of $18,720.

42. Cost of Senior Care in Minnesota

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $61,776
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $66,352
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $21,580
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $48,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $109,500
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $122,260

Minnesota ranks in the top 10 for highest senior care costs in the U.S. For example, seniors will pay over $13,000 more than the national median for homemaker services and over $16,000 more for home health aides.

41. Cost of Senior Care in New Hampshire

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $57,200
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $61,776
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $20,410
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $56,100
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $124,100
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $133,225

In New Hampshire, senior care costs exceed the national median across the board. The cost of adult day healthcare is only about $1,700 higher than the national median of $18,720; however, the cost of semiprivate rooms in nursing homes is almost $35,000 higher than the national median, demonstrating an excessive difference in costs.

40. Cost of Senior Care in Oregon

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $58,344
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $59,488
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $23,790
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $55,110
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $111,325
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $119,720

If you live in Oregon, you’ll pay more than the national median for every type of senior care. For example, you’ll spend over $10,000 more for homemaker services in the state every year, as well as over $5,000 more for adult day healthcare.

39. Cost of Senior Care in California

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $59,488
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $59,488
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $20,150
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $54,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $100,375
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $117,804

If you need senior care in California, you’ll pay more than the national median in every category. For example, the median annual cost for home health aides in the U.S. is $50,336, but you’ll pay nearly $10,000 more for the same services in the Golden State.

38. Cost of Senior Care in Rhode Island

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $58,344
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $61,776
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $19,500
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $52,200
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $105,850
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $116,800

Even though Rhode Island is small, it has some mighty senior care costs. For example, the annual cost of homemaker services in the state is over $10,000 more than the national median.

37. Cost of Senior Care in New York

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $56,285
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $57,200
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $19,500
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $50,220
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $141,073
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $146,274

New York ranks in the top five for the most expensive annual nursing home costs. The state also exceeds the national median in all other senior care cost categories.

36. Cost of Senior Care in Connecticut

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $49,192
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $52,624
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $22,100
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $56,400
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $151,475
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $164,798

Seniors with budget concerns probably shouldn’t choose to live in Connecticut. Costs in every category are higher than the national median — and some are exceedingly so. For example, the U.S. median cost for a semiprivate room in a nursing home is $89,297 — which is approximately $62,000 less than what it costs in Connecticut.

35. Cost of Senior Care in Delaware

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $48,620
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $52,624
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $21,570
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $64,200
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $125,925
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $131,400

Delaware is another state with higher-than-average senior care costs. This state exceeds the national median in every category, including elderly care services, such as home health aides and adult day healthcare.

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34. Cost of Senior Care in Montana

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $54,912
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $54,912
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $29,614
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $47,028
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $84,067
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $87,717

In Montana, seniors will pay more than the national median for care related to homemaker services, home health aides and adult day healthcare. However, they’ll pay less than the national median for assisted living facilities as well as semiprivate and private rooms in nursing homes.

33. Cost of Senior Care in Wyoming

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $50,336
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $57,200
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $28,990
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $50,820
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $86,140
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $90,520

Wyoming, which ranks No. 33 on the list, has senior care costs that exceed the national median in every category. In fact, its annual cost of adult day healthcare is over $10,000 more than the national median.

32. Cost of Senior Care in Colorado

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $57,200
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $58,916
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $19,500
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $48,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $94,703
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $107,996

Colorado’s senior care costs are more expensive than the national median in almost every category except for assisted living facilities, aka senior homes, which land squarely on the U.S. median cost of $48,000.

31. Cost of Senior Care in Maryland

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $49,169
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $50,908
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $20,800
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $56,070
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $110,778
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $116,070

Maryland is another state where senior care costs exceed the national median in every category. This is especially true for costs associated with assisted living facilities as well as semiprivate and private rooms in nursing homes.

30. Cost of Senior Care in Wisconsin

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $53,768
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $54,912
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $16,900
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $51,600
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $100,010
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $112,146

Living in Wisconsin probably isn’t the best choice for seniors on a limited budget. Although the senior care costs in Wisconsin aren’t the worst in the nation — adult day healthcare costs are actually $1,820 less than the national median — the majority of other categories cost thousands of dollars more.

29. Cost of Senior Care in Arizona

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $52,052
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $53,196
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $24,050
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $45,600
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $77,928
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $94,900

The majority of senior care expenses in Arizona are higher than the national median. The two areas where Arizona is cheaper compared to the national median are assisted living facilities — $45,600 vs. $48,000, respectively — and private rooms in nursing homes, at $94,900 vs. $100,375, respectively.

28. Cost of Senior Care in Michigan

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $50,336
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $52,624
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $20,800
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $46,200
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $102,748
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $109,500

The only annual senior care cost in Michigan that’s cheaper than the national median is for assisted living facilities — and it’s only $1,800 less. Unfortunately, that small savings probably won’t make up for the higher costs in all of the other areas, such as over $13,000 more per year for a semiprivate room in a nursing home.

27. Cost of Senior Care in Nebraska

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $53,768
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $54,912
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $18,655
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $46,131
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $82,855
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $87,191

In Nebraska, every senior care cost is cheaper than the national median. However, the cost of adult day healthcare in the Cornhusker State is only $65 less compared to the overall U.S.

26. Cost of Senior Care in South Dakota

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $54,912
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $57,200
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $18,460
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $42,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $79,388
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $84,863

In South Dakota, the annual cost of homemaker services and home health aides exceeds the national median — but all other costs are lower. For instance, you can expect to pay, on average, over $15,500 less than the national median for a private room in a nursing home.

25. Cost of Senior Care in Indiana

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $48,048
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $50,336
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $22,100
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $52,620
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $82,308
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $98,915

Indiana ranks right in the middle of GOBankingRates’ list. The state’s annual costs for homemaker services and home health aides are identical to the national median. Adult day healthcare and assisted living facilities cost more than the national median, and semiprivate and private rooms in nursing homes are cheaper.

24. Cost of Senior Care in Iowa

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $54,912
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $57,200
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $16,237
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $46,158
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $73,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $77,745

Indiana’s senior care costs that exceed the national median are homemaker services and home health aides. In every other category, Iowa’s senior care costs are lower than the national median.

23. Cost of Senior Care in Pennsylvania

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $50,336
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $51,777
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $16,900
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $45,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $115,340
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $121,363

In Pennsylvania, homemaker services, home health aides, and semiprivate and private rooms in nursing homes all carry costs above the national median. But the costs of adult day healthcare and assisted living facilities fall below the national mark.

22. Cost of Senior Care in Idaho

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $45,760
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $45,760
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $31,200
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $41,700
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $90,885
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $96,543

Most of Idaho’s senior care costs come in at less than the national median. Annual expenses for adult day healthcare and a semiprivate room in a nursing home, however, exceed the national median of $18,720 and $89,297, respectively.

21. Cost of Senior Care in Nevada

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $50,336
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $50,336
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $18,720
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $42,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $98,733
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $111,143

In Nevada, some annual senior care costs are the same as the national median, such as the costs for home health aides, adult day healthcare and assisted living facilities. Other costs are slightly higher, such as homemaker services — and some costs are much higher. For example, the national median for a semiprivate room in a nursing home is just over $89,000 versus Nevada’s cost of almost $99,000.

20. Cost of Senior Care in Illinois

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $50,336
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $51,480
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $18,806
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $48,360
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $70,993
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $81,030

All senior care costs in Illinois are higher than the national median — but some miss the mark by only a few hundred dollars. For example, the annual U.S. median costs for adult day healthcare and assisted living facilities are $18,720 and $48,000, respectively.

19. Cost of Senior Care in Virginia

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $45,760
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $48,048
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $18,200
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $53,415
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $89,425
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $102,200

Virginia’s annual senior care costs are all over the place in comparison to the national median. Costs for homemaker services, home health aide services and adult day healthcare are all less expensive than the national median, whereas expenses for assisted living facilities and nursing homes are more expensive.

18. Cost of Senior Care in New Mexico

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $41,184
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $45,760
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $26,598
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $51,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $87,418
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $91,433

New Mexico features senior care costs that are mostly below the national median. The two exceptions are the annual costs of adult day healthcare and assisted living facilities.

17. Cost of Senior Care in Kansas

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $45,760
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $48,048
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $21,125
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $54,675
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $64,970
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $70,379

Senior care costs in Kansas rank lower than the national median in almost every category. Adult day healthcare and assisted living facilities are the two areas where older Americans can expect to pay more if they choose to live in Kansas.

16. Cost of Senior Care in Ohio

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $48,048
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $49,192
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $15,860
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $51,336
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $85,410
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $94,900

Ohio’s senior care costs are better compared to the majority of U.S. states. The only category where the state exceeds the national median is for the cost of assisted living facilities.

15. Cost of Senior Care in Florida

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $45,646
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $46,904
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $17,550
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $42,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $97,820
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $108,770

The Sunshine State is a popular place for retirees to live — and the cost of senior care might provide clues as to why. All costs, apart from expenses for semiprivate and private rooms in nursing homes, are lower than the national median.

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14. Cost of Senior Care in Kentucky

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $45,760
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $46,904
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $17,550
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $42,240
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $82,125
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $91,250

In every senior care category, Kentucky is cheaper than the national median — but that doesn’t mean it has the most impressive savings. The state doesn’t rank among the top 10 on GOBankingRates’ list.

13. Cost of Senior Care in Utah

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $50,336
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $50,336
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $12,090
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $40,200
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $73,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $91,250

When it comes to cheap adult day healthcare, Utah excels by ranking No. 4 in the nation. In fact, the Beehive State is cheaper than the national median in every senior care category, except for home health aides. In that particular category, the state’s cost is equal to the national median.

12. Cost of Senior Care in Tennessee

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $43,358
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $45,188
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $17,420
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $47,040
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $76,650
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $82,125

Although Tennessee isn’t the most affordable state, it’s a place where every senior care category is cheaper than the national median.

11. Cost of Senior Care in Missouri

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $45,760
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $48,048
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $21,840
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $34,128
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $60,225
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $66,521

For seniors who plan on staying in assisted living facilities, Missouri boasts the cheapest annual cost in the U.S. — it’s almost $14,000 less per year than the national median. All other senior care categories also beat out the national median, except for adult day healthcare, which costs a few thousand dollars more.

10. Cost of Senior Care in South Carolina

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $43,472
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $45,760
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $15,595
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $42,000
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $77,015
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $86,505

South Carolina rounds out the top 10 most affordable states for annual senior care. All cost categories in the state are cheaper than the national median — and the cost differences are quite impressive. For example, the annual cost of a private room in a nursing home is almost $14,000 less than the national median.

9. Cost of Senior Care in Oklahoma

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $45,760
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $49,718
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $15,600
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $39,900
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $55,663
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $63,510

Oklahoma has the cheapest costs for nursing homes out of all of the states on GOBankingRates’ list. Plus, its senior care costs are lower than the national median across the board.

8. Cost of Senior Care in North Carolina

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $42,328
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $45,188
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $14,300
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $44,318
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $83,403
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $92,528

North Carolina shines by beating out the national median in every cost category. The state’s $14,300 cost for adult day healthcare compared to the national median of $18,720 is particularly notable.

7. Cost of Senior Care in West Virginia

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $37,752
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $38,896
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $15,600
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $43,425
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $123,370
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $132,860

Seniors in need of homemaker services or home health aides will find the second-cheapest prices in the Mountain State. The cost of adult day healthcare in West Virginia is also thousands below the national median.

6. Cost of Senior Care in Georgia

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $43,472
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $45,760
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $15,600
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $37,200
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $76,103
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $81,213

Georgia has some of the lowest senior care costs in the nation. In fact, its costs are lower than the national median in every category. For example, the U.S. median cost of a private room in a nursing home is $100,375 per year, whereas Georgia’s annual cost is nearly $20,000 less.

5. Cost of Senior Care in Texas

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $45,760
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $45,760
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $9,100
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $45,540
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $57,579
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $78,475

Older Americans living in Texas can expect senior care costs that are less than the national median across the board and adult day healthcare costs that are less than half of the national median of $18,720. The costs for homemaker services, home health aides and assisted living facilities are within a few thousand dollars of the national median.

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4. Cost of Senior Care in Arkansas

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $41,184
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $43,312
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $20,800
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $36,443
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $64,240
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $71,832

The only area where Arkansas exceeds the U.S. median for senior care costs is adult day healthcare at $20,800 vs. $18,720, respectively. For all other expenses, the national median is higher, which makes Arkansas one of the most affordable states for senior care.

3. Cost of Senior Care in Louisiana

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $36,608
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $36,608
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $16,380
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $42,600
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $62,780
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $66,503

For impressive savings, seniors should head to Louisiana, where they can save big on senior care costs such as homemaker services, home health aides and nursing homes. In fact, the state has the cheapest costs for homemaker services in the nation.

2. Cost of Senior Care in Mississippi

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $38,896
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $38,896
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $9,100
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $41,910
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $80,300
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $85,045

Mississippi ties with Alabama and Texas for the cheapest cost of adult day healthcare, coming in way below the national median of $18,720. In fact, this Southern state scores below the national median in all categories.

1. Cost of Senior Care in Alabama

  • Annual cost of homemaker services: $38,896
  • Annual cost of home health aides: $38,896
  • Annual cost of adult day healthcare: $9,100
  • Annual cost of assisted living facilities: $39,252
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (semiprivate room): $75,347
  • Annual cost of nursing homes (private room): $79,935

Overall, Alabama provides the most affordable senior care in America. All median annual costs in this state rank well below the national average, and Alabama is tied with two other states for the cheapest adult day healthcare across the U.S.

How To Find Affordable Senior Care Services

As with any type of care or service, it pays to do some research to make sure you’re getting the best price possible. Here are some tips to save on senior care costs:

  • Research all available options in the area and compare costs to find the best option.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask about discounts, especially if you’re on a tight budget.
  • Look for services and residential options located in outlying areas or suburbs to find cheaper prices.
  • Search for assisted living facilities that offer other options besides all-inclusive pricing, which can allow you to pick and choose what you need — and pay for.
  • Opting for a semiprivate room in a nursing home over a private one can save thousands of dollars per year.
  • Don’t forget about veterans benefits if you’re eligible.

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Methodology: GOBankingRates determined the average monthly and annual costs of senior care in every state by analyzing costs for six different categories: (1) homemaker services, (2) home health aide, (3) adult day healthcare, (4) assisted living facility, (5) semiprivate room with nursing home care, (6) private room with nursing home care. All data was sourced from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2018.

Definitions: (1) By helping individuals complete household tasks that they can’t manage alone, homemaker services make it possible for people to live in their own homes or return to their homes. Aides may clean house, cook meals or run errands. (2) Home health aides help those who live in their own homes instead of residential care facilities. Home health aides may offer care to people who need more extensive personal care than family or friends are able to provide. (3) Adult day healthcare can offer a break to caregivers. This type of care provides services at a community-based center for adults who need assistance or supervision during the day but not round-the-clock care. The centers may provide health services, therapeutic services and social activities. (4) Assisted living facilities (referred to as residential care facilities in California) are living arrangements that provide personal care and health services for people who may need assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). The level of care provided is not as extensive as that which may be provided in a nursing home. Assisted living is an intermediate level of long-term care, not an alternative to a nursing home. (5-6) Nursing home care is for people who may need a higher level of supervision and care than what may be provided in an assisted living facility. Nursing homes offer personal care, room and board, supervision, medication, therapies and rehabilitation, as well as skilled nursing care, 24 hours a day.

This article originally appeared on GOBankingRates.com: The Typical Cost of Senior Care in Every State