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RICHMOND (AP) -- The cost of home and long-term health care is increasing in Virginia and is rising faster than national levels in some cases.

A Genworth Financial survey shows the hourly rate for homemaker services and home health aide services in Virginia is $17 and $18 respectively. Nationally, the rate for homemaker services and home health aide services are $18 and $19 respectively.

In Virginia, the annual cost of an assisted living facility is $45,300, an increase of 5 percent annually over the past five years. The national average is $41,400 and has increased about 4 percent annually over the past five years.

The cost of a private nursing home room has risen 4.7 percent annually over the past five years in Virginia to $83,950. That's the same as the national average.

Click here for the Virginia survey.

The company also reported at home care costs remain steady in North Carolina. Click here for results in the Tarheel State.

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