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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 Costs
Home Care Costs

The prices below do not include a skilled nurse. 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 based on the person's need for approximately 44 hours per week gives 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 Type National Average
Monthly Cost
Five Year Increase
Home care
8 hours per week
$6931.03%
Adult day care
weekdays only
$1,4952.79%
Assisted living $3,6002.48%
Home care
44 hours per week
$3,8131.03%
Nursing Home
double occupancy room for one person
$6,6923.53%
Nursing Home
single occupancy room for one person
$7,6043.95%

Home Care Costs by State

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

The Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey is the most comprehensive study of its kind. Genworth Financial surveyed approximatey 19% of home care agencies. 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
Min CostMedianMax CostMin CostMedianMax Cost
Alabama$13/hour 
($2,479/month)
$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$21/hour 
($4,004/month)
$13/hour 
($2,479/month)
$17/hour 
($3,146/month)
$27/hour 
($5,148/month)
Alaska$22/hour 
($4,195/month)
$26/hour 
($4,957/month)
$29/hour 
($5,529/month)
$24/hour 
($4,576/month)
$26/hour 
($4,957/month)
$29/hour 
($5,529/month)
Arizona$10/hour 
($1,907/month)
$20/hour 
($3,813/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
$14/hour 
($2,669/month)
$20/hour 
($3,813/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
Arkansas$11/hour 
($2,097/month)
$17/hour 
($3,241/month)
$21/hour 
($4,004/month)
$11/hour 
($2,097/month)
$17/hour 
($3,241/month)
$21/hour 
($4,004/month)
California$12/hour 
($2,288/month)
$23/hour 
($4,290/month)
$35/hour 
($6,673/month)
$12/hour 
($2,288/month)
$23/hour 
($4,385/month)
$35/hour 
($6,673/month)
Colorado$13/hour 
($2,479/month)
$22/hour 
($4,143/month)
$30/hour 
($5,720/month)
$13/hour 
($2,479/month)
$22/hour 
($4,195/month)
$31/hour 
($5,911/month)
Connecticut$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$20/hour 
($3,813/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$22/hour 
($4,195/month)
$33/hour 
($6,292/month)
Delaware$15/hour 
($2,860/month)
$20/hour 
($3,813/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$22/hour 
($4,195/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
Florida$10/hour 
($1,907/month)
$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$29/hour 
($5,529/month)
$10/hour 
($1,907/month)
$19/hour 
($3,623/month)
$29/hour 
($5,529/month)
Georgia$8/hour 
($1,525/month)
$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$33/hour 
($6,292/month)
$8/hour 
($1,525/month)
$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$33/hour 
($6,292/month)
Hawaii$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$24/hour 
($4,576/month)
$30/hour 
($5,720/month)
$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$25/hour 
($4,671/month)
$30/hour 
($5,720/month)
Idaho$15/hour 
($2,860/month)
$19/hour 
($3,647/month)
$26/hour 
($4,957/month)
$17/hour 
($3,241/month)
$20/hour 
($3,861/month)
$26/hour 
($4,957/month)
Illinois$15/hour 
($2,860/month)
$21/hour 
($4,004/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
$15/hour 
($2,860/month)
$22/hour 
($4,099/month)
$33/hour 
($6,292/month)
Indiana$12/hour 
($2,288/month)
$19/hour 
($3,623/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
$13/hour 
($2,479/month)
$20/hour 
($3,718/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
Iowa$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$22/hour 
($4,279/month)
$30/hour 
($5,720/month)
$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$23/hour 
($4,385/month)
$30/hour 
($5,720/month)
Kansas$14/hour 
($2,669/month)
$19/hour 
($3,619/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
$15/hour 
($2,860/month)
$20/hour 
($3,813/month)
$35/hour 
($6,673/month)
Kentucky$13/hour 
($2,479/month)
$19/hour 
($3,619/month)
$24/hour 
($4,576/month)
$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$19/hour 
($3,659/month)
$24/hour 
($4,576/month)
Louisiana$8/hour 
($1,525/month)
$15/hour 
($2,860/month)
$31/hour 
($5,911/month)
$8/hour 
($1,525/month)
$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$31/hour 
($5,911/month)
Maine$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$22/hour 
($4,195/month)
$34/hour 
($6,483/month)
$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$22/hour 
($4,233/month)
$34/hour 
($6,483/month)
Maryland$9/hour 
($1,716/month)
$20/hour 
($3,718/month)
$26/hour 
($4,957/month)
$11/hour 
($2,097/month)
$20/hour 
($3,813/month)
$27/hour 
($5,148/month)
Massachusetts$14/hour 
($2,669/month)
$24/hour 
($4,528/month)
$31/hour 
($5,911/month)
$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
$34/hour 
($6,483/month)
Michigan$10/hour 
($1,907/month)
$20/hour 
($3,790/month)
$26/hour 
($4,957/month)
$10/hour 
($1,907/month)
$21/hour 
($3,909/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
Minnesota$15/hour 
($2,860/month)
$24/hour 
($4,481/month)
$32/hour 
($6,101/month)
$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
$35/hour 
($6,673/month)
Mississippi$15/hour 
($2,860/month)
$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
$15/hour 
($2,860/month)
$17/hour 
($3,146/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
Missouri$10/hour 
($1,907/month)
$19/hour 
($3,623/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
$10/hour 
($1,907/month)
$19/hour 
($3,623/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
Montana$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$23/hour 
($4,385/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
$21/hour 
($4,004/month)
$23/hour 
($4,385/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
Nebraska$19/hour 
($3,623/month)
$22/hour 
($4,185/month)
$26/hour 
($4,957/month)
$20/hour 
($3,813/month)
$23/hour 
($4,385/month)
$26/hour 
($4,957/month)
Nevada$17/hour 
($3,241/month)
$21/hour 
($4,004/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
$17/hour 
($3,241/month)
$22/hour 
($4,124/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
New Hampshire$19/hour 
($3,623/month)
$23/hour 
($4,408/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
$21/hour 
($4,004/month)
$24/hour 
($4,576/month)
$29/hour 
($5,529/month)
New Jersey$11/hour 
($2,097/month)
$20/hour 
($3,861/month)
$26/hour 
($4,957/month)
$11/hour 
($2,097/month)
$21/hour 
($4,042/month)
$26/hour 
($4,957/month)
New Mexico$11/hour 
($2,097/month)
$19/hour 
($3,619/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
$11/hour 
($2,097/month)
$20/hour 
($3,838/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
New York$9/hour 
($1,716/month)
$21/hour 
($4,004/month)
$36/hour 
($6,864/month)
$10/hour 
($1,907/month)
$23/hour 
($4,385/month)
$36/hour 
($6,864/month)
North Carolina$9/hour 
($1,716/month)
$18/hour 
($3,337/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
$9/hour 
($1,716/month)
$18/hour 
($3,337/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
North Dakota$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$26/hour 
($4,988/month)
$30/hour 
($5,720/month)
$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$27/hour 
($5,179/month)
$30/hour 
($5,720/month)
Ohio$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$19/hour 
($3,630/month)
$30/hour 
($5,720/month)
$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$20/hour 
($3,779/month)
$30/hour 
($5,720/month)
Oklahoma$17/hour 
($3,241/month)
$19/hour 
($3,619/month)
$27/hour 
($5,148/month)
$17/hour 
($3,241/month)
$20/hour 
($3,880/month)
$27/hour 
($5,148/month)
Oregon$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$22/hour 
($4,147/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$23/hour 
($4,290/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
Pennsylvania$13/hour 
($2,479/month)
$20/hour 
($3,899/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
$13/hour 
($2,479/month)
$21/hour 
($3,993/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
Rhode Island$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$24/hour 
($4,481/month)
$26/hour 
($4,957/month)
$24/hour 
($4,576/month)
$25/hour 
($4,744/month)
$29/hour 
($5,529/month)
South Carolina$13/hour 
($2,479/month)
$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$27/hour 
($5,148/month)
$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$19/hour 
($3,527/month)
$27/hour 
($5,148/month)
South Dakota$19/hour 
($3,623/month)
$22/hour 
($4,147/month)
$40/hour 
($7,627/month)
$20/hour 
($3,813/month)
$23/hour 
($4,334/month)
$40/hour 
($7,627/month)
Tennessee$12/hour 
($2,288/month)
$18/hour 
($3,392/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
$12/hour 
($2,288/month)
$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
Texas$8/hour 
($1,525/month)
$19/hour 
($3,527/month)
$35/hour 
($6,673/month)
$8/hour 
($1,525/month)
$19/hour 
($3,550/month)
$35/hour 
($6,673/month)
Utah$15/hour 
($2,860/month)
$21/hour 
($4,004/month)
$30/hour 
($5,720/month)
$15/hour 
($2,860/month)
$21/hour 
($4,004/month)
$30/hour 
($5,720/month)
Vermont$11/hour 
($2,097/month)
$21/hour 
($4,004/month)
$25/hour 
($4,767/month)
$11/hour 
($2,097/month)
$22/hour 
($4,195/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
Virginia$14/hour 
($2,669/month)
$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
$14/hour 
($2,669/month)
$19/hour 
($3,623/month)
$28/hour 
($5,339/month)
Washington$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$24/hour 
($4,507/month)
$38/hour 
($7,245/month)
$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$24/hour 
($4,576/month)
$38/hour 
($7,245/month)
Washington D.C.$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$20/hour 
($3,813/month)
$22/hour 
($4,195/month)
$19/hour 
($3,623/month)
$22/hour 
($4,195/month)
$23/hour 
($4,385/month)
West Virginia$13/hour 
($2,479/month)
$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$24/hour 
($4,576/month)
$14/hour 
($2,669/month)
$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$24/hour 
($4,576/month)
Wisconsin$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$21/hour 
($4,004/month)
$35/hour 
($6,673/month)
$16/hour 
($3,051/month)
$22/hour 
($4,195/month)
$35/hour 
($6,673/month)
Wyoming$18/hour 
($3,432/month)
$20/hour 
($3,880/month)
$24/hour 
($4,576/month)
$19/hour 
($3,623/month)
$22/hour 
($4,118/month)
$24/hour 
($4,576/month)

* Data from the 2015 Genworth Cost of Care Survey

Carol Marak
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.