A home health aide in Georgia costs approximately $23 per hour, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. This cost covers skilled nursing care and light medical care, including at-home therapy, wound care, IV therapy and medication administration. Home health care can also provide assistance with personal care needs, including help with dressing, bathing and mobility. The monthly cost of care is around $4,385, which is based on 44 hours of care per week. 

Home Health Aide Costs Across the Country

The cost of home health care varies across the country. The national average is $27 per hour, which is $4 more per hour than care provided in Georgia. To the south in Florida, seniors pay approximately $2 more for a home health aide, while further north in New York, the cost of care is $29 per hour. Texas seniors pay $1 more at $24 per hour, and in California, the hourly cost is $32. Washington has one of the highest hourly rates at $34.50.

Home Health Aide Costs in Cities Across Georgia

The average hourly rate for a home health aide across Georgia is $23, but this cost can vary depending on the exact location in the state and the amount of care needed. In Brunswick, home health care is just $0.50 more than the state average, which is almost $100 more per month. In Rome and Atlanta, the cost is $24 per hour, while in the northeast in Gainesville, the hourly cost is $27. Macon residents have some of the lowest costs in the state at $21 per hour. In Savannah, seniors pay approximately $25 per hour, which is around $4,767 per month.

  • Rome: $24
  • Atlanta: $24
  • Macon: $21
  • Gainesville: $27
  • Savannah: $25
  • Brunswick: $23.50