The District of Columbia ($80,400) and Missouri ($32,400) represent the ends of the spectrum for average annual charges for private-pay assisted living in a new report released by the AARP. Meanwhile, the supply of assisted living and residential care units among various states showed even more divergent statistics: Oregon led with 121 units per 1,000 people, whereas Louisiana was last at 20 per 1,000.
These figures are included in the newly released AARP Public Policy Institute’s 2018 edition of “Across the States/Profiles of Long Term Services and Supports.” Following D.C. as the most costly places for assisted living were Delaware ($72,180), Alaska ($72,000) and New Jersey ($69,732). The least costly, after Missouri, were Georgia ($33,600), South Carolina ($34,380) and Arkansas ($36,156). The national average was $45,000 per year.
The “Across the States” report highlighted a handful of key trends. Among them: