In Colorado, a home health aide costs $33.50 per hour. The state has some of the highest home health aide prices in the nation — the U.S. median price is $27.00 per hour. In Colorado, full-time home health aide services are a little more expensive than assisted living care, but there are some financial aid programs available to help defray the costs.

The Monthly Cost of a Home Health Aide in Colorado

According to the Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey, it costs an average of $210 for a day of care from a home health aide in Colorado. This adds up to $6,387 per month. The average cost of a home health aide varies by city, with clients in Pueblo paying around $27.50 per hour and those in Denver paying $36.00 per hour. 

Home health aides are for aging adults who need a little help each day but who want to stay at home instead of moving into long-term care. They can help with meal preparation, light housekeeping and laundry. Additionally, they provide health services such as basic wound care, help with physical therapy and medication administration.

How to Get Help Paying for a Home Health Aide in Colorado

In Colorado, there are 545 home health agencies located throughout the state. Together they share an average annual cost of $76,648, which is on par with the cost of homemaker services. Assisted living care is a more affordable option, averaging $57,000 per year.

Despite the high price of home health aides in Colorado, they can still be an affordable option. The state government offers some financial assistance programs designed to help older adults stay healthy at home. This includes the Home Health Program, which covers home health aide services and rehabilitative therapy.