In Florida, a home health aide costs $25 per hour. Based on seniors receiving 44 hours of assistance per week, seniors can expect to pay around $4,767 per month. Florida is an affordable option compared to the U.S. average of $27 per hour ($5,148 per month) as rates are $2 less per hour. These rates have been determined by the data provided by Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey

Home health aides can be very helpful for seniors with complex medical needs who have chosen to age in place. They are licensed to provide a range of medical services so elderly individuals can remain living in the comfort of their own homes rather than moving to a long-term care facility or nursing home.

What Services Does a Home Health Aide Provide?

Unlike personal care assistants, home health aides are health care professionals who are licensed to provide a range of light medical services and skilled nursing care. In addition to assistance with daily personal care tasks, home health aides can monitor seniors’ health, conduct medical tests and provide services such as wound care, nutritional counseling, medication management and IV administration. Aides may also offer rehabilitative therapies for seniors who have recently undergone surgical procedures or are recovering from an illness.

How Do Costs Compare to Nearby States?

Agencies in different states may charge higher or lower fees for home health aide services. While Florida’s average hourly rates are lower than the U.S. national average, they’re quite a bit higher than other states in the southeast region. Hourly care costs in South Carolina are $1.50 less than in Florida at $23.50, and home health aides in Georgia charge $2 less per hour, at $23. These services are even cheaper in Mississippi and Alabama, where hourly rates are $20 and $20.20, respectively. Costs in Louisiana are the lowest in the region at $19.50, which is $5.50 less than in Florida.

  • Florida: $25
  • Mississippi: $20
  • Alabama: $20.20
  • Georgia: $23
  • Louisiana: $19.50
  • South Carolina: $23.50

Hourly Costs in Florida Cities

Location plays a large factor in determining care costs, so you will often see different home health aide rates in cities across Florida. Rates are quite consistent with the state average in some of its largest cities. Home health aide costs in Orlando and Jacksonville are right on par with the state median of $25 per hour, while services in Tallahassee are $0.25 higher and Tampa’s rates are $0.50 more expensive. Miami is slightly less expensive, with home health aide costs $2 below the state median. The Naples area sees the highest rates in the state at $29.25 per hour, which is $4.25 higher than the Florida average.

  • Orlando: $25
  • Jacksonville: $25
  • Tallahassee: $25.25
  • Tampa: $25.50
  • Miami: $23
  • Naples: $29.25