Long-term care to cost more than baby boomers thought!

Baby boomers underestimate the cost of long-term care, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive for Nationwide Financial Services.

Boomers surveyed estimate their long-term care costs to be $78,923 but the company projects that the cost of nursing-home care in 2030, the year the last boomers are expected to retire, will reach $265,000 a year. (in Alaska, this is about the current rate!)“Nursing-home costs have increased more than 4 percent annually since 1974,” said John Carter, president and chief operating officer of retirement plans for Nationwide Financial. “What a year of nursing-home care costs today will not even come close to the actual cost when boomers really need it.”

Most respondents say they have a plan for their finances in retirement, but 57 percent did not account for long-term care, Nationwide said, and only 47 percent had sought information on the subject. (ChartMeds)

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