Do you think it’s possible that you will live into your 80s? If so, do you think it’s possible that you might become frail and need assistance? Have you considered what effect the cost of this care would have on your financial and retirement plans? Today, the median annual cost for a nursing home stay is $87,600. This number will inevitably increase as health care costs increase. And don’t be fooled into thinking that it will be less expensive if you choose to be cared for at home.