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Home Health Care Costs
Evaluate the Costs of Home Care in the United States

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.

Home Care CostsHome Care Costs

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.

Compare Senior Care Costs

Care TypeNational Average
Daily Cost
National Average
Monthly Cost
Five Year Increase
Adult day care
weekdays only
$61$1,3221.67%
1 year increase
Assisted living $110$3,3005.71%
Home care
44 hours per week
$162$3,4321.09%
Nursing Home
double occupancy room for one person
$200$6,0834.50%
Nursing Home
single occupancy room for one person
$222$6,7534.28%

Home Care Costs by State

** The map uses the median of home care costs for home maker services.

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.


Hourly Home Care Cost Ranges

StateHome Maker ServicesHome Health Aide Services
Alabama
Minimum:$13/hour($2,479/month)
Median:$16/hour($3,041/month)
Maximum:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Minimum:$13/hour($2,479/month)
Median:$16/hour($3,051/month)
Maximum:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Alaska
Minimum:$24/hour($4,576/month)
Median:$24/hour($4,624/month)
Maximum:$27/hour($5,148/month)
Minimum:$24/hour($4,576/month)
Median:$25/hour($4,719/month)
Maximum:$30/hour($5,720/month)
Arizona
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$19/hour($3,623/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
Arkansas
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,222/month)
Maximum:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Maximum:$20/hour($3,813/month)
California
Minimum:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Median:$21/hour($4,052/month)
Maximum:$29/hour($5,529/month)
Minimum:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Median:$23/hour($4,290/month)
Maximum:$29/hour($5,529/month)
Colorado
Minimum:$14/hour($2,669/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,718/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
Minimum:$14/hour($2,669/month)
Median:$21/hour($3,933/month)
Maximum:$29/hour($5,529/month)
Connecticut
Minimum:$12/hour($2,288/month)
Median:$19/hour($3,623/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
Minimum:$14/hour($2,669/month)
Median:$21/hour($4,004/month)
Maximum:$30/hour($5,720/month)
Delaware
Minimum:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Median:$21/hour($4,004/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)
Minimum:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Median:$23/hour($4,385/month)
Maximum:$27/hour($5,148/month)
Florida
Minimum:$13/hour($2,479/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Maximum:$27/hour($5,148/month)
Minimum:$13/hour($2,479/month)
Median:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
Georgia
Minimum:$11/hour($2,097/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Maximum:$25/hour($4,767/month)
Minimum:$12/hour($2,288/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
Hawaii
Minimum:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Median:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Maximum:$29/hour($5,529/month)
Minimum:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Median:$25/hour($4,814/month)
Maximum:$29/hour($5,529/month)
Idaho
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Maximum:$21/hour($4,004/month)
Minimum:$16/hour($3,051/month)
Median:$19/hour($3,527/month)
Maximum:$24/hour($4,576/month)
Illinois
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,718/month)
Maximum:$27/hour($5,148/month)
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Maximum:$27/hour($5,148/month)
Indiana
Minimum:$12/hour($2,288/month)
Median:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Maximum:$24/hour($4,576/month)
Minimum:$16/hour($3,051/month)
Median:$19/hour($3,623/month)
Maximum:$27/hour($5,148/month)
Iowa
Minimum:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,720/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)
Minimum:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Median:$21/hour($3,956/month)
Maximum:$25/hour($4,767/month)
Kansas
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Maximum:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Maximum:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Kentucky
Minimum:$12/hour($2,288/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Maximum:$25/hour($4,767/month)
Minimum:$12/hour($2,288/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Maximum:$25/hour($4,767/month)
Louisiana
Minimum:$12/hour($2,288/month)
Median:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)
Minimum:$12/hour($2,288/month)
Median:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)
Maine
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Maximum:$27/hour($5,148/month)
Minimum:$16/hour($3,051/month)
Median:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Maximum:$27/hour($5,148/month)
Maryland
Minimum:$12/hour($2,288/month)
Median:$19/hour($3,623/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)
Minimum:$14/hour($2,669/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Maximum:$35/hour($6,673/month)
Massachusetts
Minimum:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Median:$23/hour($4,290/month)
Maximum:$31/hour($5,911/month)
Minimum:$19/hour($3,623/month)
Median:$25/hour($4,671/month)
Maximum:$31/hour($5,911/month)
Michigan
Minimum:$12/hour($2,288/month)
Median:$19/hour($3,552/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,810/month)
Maximum:$24/hour($4,576/month)
Minnesota
Minimum:$13/hour($2,479/month)
Median:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Maximum:$31/hour($5,911/month)
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$25/hour($4,814/month)
Maximum:$35/hour($6,673/month)
Mississippi
Minimum:$13/hour($2,479/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,146/month)
Maximum:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Minimum:$13/hour($2,479/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,146/month)
Maximum:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Missouri
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Maximum:$25/hour($4,767/month)
Minimum:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Median:$18/hour($3,493/month)
Maximum:$25/hour($4,767/month)
Montana
Minimum:$16/hour($3,051/month)
Median:$19/hour($3,670/month)
Maximum:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Minimum:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Median:$21/hour($3,956/month)
Maximum:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Nebraska
Minimum:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Median:$19/hour($3,695/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)
Minimum:$19/hour($3,623/month)
Median:$21/hour($3,916/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)
Nevada
Minimum:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Maximum:$24/hour($4,576/month)
Minimum:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Median:$21/hour($4,004/month)
Maximum:$24/hour($4,576/month)
New Hampshire
Minimum:$14/hour($2,669/month)
Median:$23/hour($4,290/month)
Maximum:$26/hour($4,957/month)
Minimum:$14/hour($2,669/month)
Median:$24/hour($4,481/month)
Maximum:$27/hour($5,148/month)
New Jersey
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,718/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
Minimum:$16/hour($3,051/month)
Median:$21/hour($3,909/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
New Mexico
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,766/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)
New York
Minimum:$13/hour($2,479/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Maximum:$30/hour($5,720/month)
Minimum:$14/hour($2,669/month)
Median:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Maximum:$30/hour($5,720/month)
North Carolina
Minimum:$12/hour($2,288/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,146/month)
Maximum:$25/hour($4,767/month)
Minimum:$13/hour($2,479/month)
Median:$18/hour($3,337/month)
Maximum:$25/hour($4,767/month)
North Dakota
Minimum:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Median:$24/hour($4,565/month)
Maximum:$24/hour($4,576/month)
Minimum:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Median:$24/hour($4,565/month)
Maximum:$24/hour($4,576/month)
Ohio
Minimum:$12/hour($2,288/month)
Median:$19/hour($3,527/month)
Maximum:$32/hour($6,101/month)
Minimum:$14/hour($2,669/month)
Median:$19/hour($3,600/month)
Maximum:$32/hour($6,101/month)
Oklahoma
Minimum:$12/hour($2,288/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Maximum:$32/hour($6,101/month)
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$19/hour($3,575/month)
Maximum:$32/hour($6,101/month)
Oregon
Minimum:$16/hour($3,051/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Maximum:$31/hour($5,911/month)
Minimum:$16/hour($3,051/month)
Median:$21/hour($4,004/month)
Maximum:$31/hour($5,911/month)
Pennsylvania
Minimum:$13/hour($2,479/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,718/month)
Maximum:$29/hour($5,529/month)
Minimum:$14/hour($2,669/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Maximum:$32/hour($6,101/month)
Rhode Island
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
Minimum:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Median:$24/hour($4,576/month)
Maximum:$30/hour($5,720/month)
South Carolina
Minimum:$13/hour($2,479/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)
Minimum:$14/hour($2,669/month)
Median:$18/hour($3,390/month)
Maximum:$26/hour($4,957/month)
South Dakota
Minimum:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Maximum:$2/hour($381/month)
Minimum:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Maximum:$25/hour($4,767/month)
Tennessee
Minimum:$13/hour($2,479/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,146/month)
Maximum:$25/hour($4,767/month)
Minimum:$13/hour($2,479/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,285/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
Texas
Minimum:$10/hour($1,907/month)
Median:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
Minimum:$11/hour($2,097/month)
Median:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Maximum:$33/hour($6,292/month)
Utah
Minimum:$14/hour($2,669/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,766/month)
Maximum:$26/hour($4,957/month)
Minimum:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Median:$21/hour($4,004/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
Vermont
Minimum:$19/hour($3,623/month)
Median:$21/hour($3,909/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)
Minimum:$19/hour($3,623/month)
Median:$21/hour($4,004/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)
Virginia
Minimum:$12/hour($2,288/month)
Median:$18/hour($3,384/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
Minimum:$12/hour($2,288/month)
Median:$18/hour($3,480/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
Washington
Minimum:$16/hour($3,051/month)
Median:$22/hour($4,099/month)
Maximum:$28/hour($5,339/month)
Minimum:$16/hour($3,051/month)
Median:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Maximum:$29/hour($5,529/month)
West Virginia
Minimum:$14/hour($2,669/month)
Median:$15/hour($2,860/month)
Maximum:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Minimum:$14/hour($2,669/month)
Median:$16/hour($3,051/month)
Maximum:$22/hour($4,195/month)
Wisconsin
Minimum:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,718/month)
Maximum:$31/hour($5,911/month)
Minimum:$17/hour($3,241/month)
Median:$21/hour($4,004/month)
Maximum:$31/hour($5,911/month)
Wyoming
Minimum:$18/hour($3,432/month)
Median:$20/hour($3,813/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)
Minimum:$19/hour($3,623/month)
Median:$21/hour($3,909/month)
Maximum:$23/hour($4,385/month)

* Data from the 2012 Genworth Cost of Care Survey

Carol Marak

After seven years of helping her aging parents, Carol Marak has become a dedicated senior care writer. Since 2007, she has been doing the research to find answers to common concerns: housing, aging and health, staying safe and independent, and planning long-term.