The Metlife Mature Market Institute recently released its annual survey of the cost of long-term care services in the US, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult day programs and home care.   As expected, provider costs rose far faster than the rate of inflation for all levels except home care, where costs were unchanged from 2010 to 2011.

This is not good news for anyone, be it a provider or consumer of the service.   And as the costs continue to rise, the US is unable to figure out how to pay for the services, either through public or private funds.

This is a sobering report on the USA; how does your country match up?  Share your thought with IAHSA.

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