A home health aide costs $30 per hour in Maine on average. This is more than the U.S. average of $27 per hour, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. However, it’s a reasonable rate when compared with other states in the wider region of New England.  

Home health aides in Maine must complete rigorous training, including supervised on-the-job training, and subsequently, be listed on the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants. They must also pass a criminal record check. Their duties may include providing assistance with:

  • Bathing or showering
  • Oral, foot and skin care
  • Grooming
  • Transferring
  • Eating
  • Toileting

Home Health Aide Fees throughout Maine

Despite there only being approximately 36 miles between Portland and Lewiston, the average rate of home health aide services varies by $4 per hour. Portland has some of the state’s highest prices for home health care, with an hourly average of $32. Conversely, the median hourly fee of $28 in Lewiston is one of the cheapest in the Pine Tree State. East in Bangor, the median hourly cost of $30 is in accordance with the state average.  

  • Portland: $32
  • Lewiston: $28
  • Bangor: $30

Home Health Aide Costs in New England

Maine is one of the six states that makes up the New England region of the United States. Home health aide fees are lowest in Connecticut, where the hourly average runs $28. The median price is the same in Vermont as it is in Maine. Seniors who live in Massachusetts generally pay about $31 for an hour of home health aide assistance. The average cost is a little higher in Rhode Island; here, home health aide services cost roughly $31.25 per hour. Maine’s only neighbor of New Hampshire has the highest average price in the region, with home health aides charging around $32.50 an hour.  

  • Maine: $30
  • Vermont: $30
  • Connecticut: $28
  • Massachusetts: $31
  • Rhode Island: $31.25
  • New Hampshire: $32.50