Elder care costs in North Jersey among highest

April 10, 2013 6:19 AM

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A private nursing home room in northern New Jersey costs more than $138,000 a year, making it the most expensive region in an already high-priced state, a survey released Tuesday found.

While New Jersey ranks sixth-highest among states in nursing home costs, its prices for home health aide services are more in line with the rest of the country. A northern New Jersey resident can expect to pay $48,000 a year for home health aide services, a number that's climbed 2 percent over the p...

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