Apr 17, 2013 21:18 Report shows low La. nursing home rates Report shows low La. nursing home rates Advocate business staff report April 17, 2013 Comments Louisiana’s nursing home costs remain far below those nationwide, according to Genworth Financial Inc.’s 2013 Cost of Care Survey. The median rate for a semi-private room at nursing homes in Baton Rouge and statewide is $150 per day, according to Genworth. Nationwide, the median rate is $207. Half of the rooms cost below the median point, and half are above. In Lafayette, the median rate is $139, while the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner median rate is $152. For private rooms, the median rate in Baton Rouge is $155 per day, compared to $230 nationwide, according to the survey. The median rate statewide is $160 per day. In Lafayette, the rate is $153 per day, and in New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, the rate is $166. Genworth is a Fortune 500 insurance holding company.