The cost of home care and home health care varies significantly between agencies across the nation and even within the same city. We have compiled various costs for in home care from across the web to help you understand the costs of home care. Much of the data comes from the Genworth 2012 Cost of Care Survey which is the most comprehensive study of its kind. Genworth Financial surveyed over 15,000 care providers. Please understand these costs are for basic services and do not include medical care. We urge you to ask for a specific base price quote as well as a complete estimate of ALL services included when requesting information from ANY home care agency.
The prices below do not include situations where a skilled nurse needs to be present. A home health aide typically provides assistance with bathing and dressing but not with catheters or injections. Homemaker services are more limited and help provide companionship as well as help around the house. Monthly rates are estimated that the person requiring care would need care for approximately 44 hours per week - enough time for a family member to have a normal day job and commute without leaving anyone alone. Weekend and holiday rates are not included.
You may also be interested in our section on paying for home care or some of our additional articles on pay for home care. If you need more information about how Medicare and Medicaid might be able to help you with the costs of in home care, please see our guide on Medicare and Medicaid in Home Health Care.
|Care Type||National Average|
|Five Year Increase|
|Adult day care |
1 year increase
|Home care |
44 hours per week
|Nursing Home |
double occupancy room for one person
|Nursing Home |
single occupancy room for one person
|State||Home Maker Services||Home Health Aide Services|
* Data from the 2012 Genworth Cost of Care Survey