Long-term care is expensive. One year of care in a nursing home, based on the 2010 Texas average, costs over $49,000 for a semi-private room. One year of care at home from a home health aide for three hours per day, three days per week (average), would cost just over $13,000 a year.

The cost of long-term care in Texas can vary greatly.

Long-term care costs can vary greatly by the type of service as well as the city in which the service is provided. Of course, costs may differ in your area, but these numbers will give you a good idea of how much long-term care can cost.

Average Cost of Long-Term Care in Texas*
Texas Daily Nursing Home Rate (Private Room) Daily Nursing Home Rate (Semi-Private Room) Monthly Cost in Assisted Living Facility Home Health Aide Hourly Rate Homemaker Services Hourly Rate Adult Day Services Daily Rate
Austin $179 $143 $3,437 $18 $18 $33
Dallas $185 $139 $3,352 $17 $17 $42
Houston $203 $144 $3,344 $18 $16 $41
Rest of State $174 $123 $2,664 $18 $17 $38
State Average $183 $135 $3,091 $18 $17 $38

*The costs presented are the average costs for services in the state of Texas as of 2010. Costs may vary in your area.

Source: 2010 MetLife Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs

State Averages: MetLife provides a "State Average" for each type of long-term care service in each state - the average of all rates for all sampled services in the state. In the states where MetLife includes average rates for one or more cities or areas within a state, these averages are specific to those areas.

Average Home Health Aide rates, as provided by MetLife, are the private pay rates for home health aides employed by sampled licensed home health agencies.

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