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 averages of costs for in home care from across the web to help you understand and evaluate the cost of care.
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. 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 resources on Medicare and Home Care and Medicaid and Home 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
The Genworth 2012 Cost of Care Survey is the most comprehensive study of its kind. Genworth Financial surveyed approximatey 15,000 care providers. 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.
|State||Home Maker Services||Home Health Aide Services|
* Data from the 2012 Genworth Cost of Care Survey