Home health aide agencies in Minnesota charge an average of $36.25 for care services. This works out to a cost of about $6,912 on a monthly basis. These licensed health care professionals can provide a range of medical services and therapies to help seniors with more complex medical needs comfortably age in place.

Home health aides are more expensive in Minnesota than they are on average in the United States. The national hourly average for care is $27, which is $9.25 lower than the Minnesota state median. These rates have been sourced from Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey and are based on seniors receiving 44 hours of assistance per week.

What Services Does a Home Health Aide Provide?

Home health aides provide services that can be a helpful alternative to nursing homes and long-term care facilities. These health care professionals are licensed to provide medical services and skilled nursing care in the comfort of seniors’ own homes, allowing elderly individuals to age in place. In addition to household support and assistance with daily living tasks, home health aides can serve seniors’ complex medical needs by providing services such as wound treatment, IV therapy, medication administration and nutritional counseling. They can also provide in-home rehabilitative therapies for individuals recovering from surgery or illness.

How Do Costs Compare to Nearby States?

Location plays an important factor in the cost of care services. Home health aide rates are quite high in Minnesota compared to what seniors pay in other states in the region. In South Dakota, hourly rates are $5.25 lower than in Minnesota, and costs in North Dakota are around $2.40 less expensive. Home health aides in Wisconsin charge $30 per hour, allowing seniors to save $6.25 per hour. Costs are even lower in Iowa and Michigan, averaging $29.25 and $29 per hour, respectively.

  • Minnesota: $36.25
  • North Dakota: $29.84
  • South Dakota: $31
  • Iowa: $29.25
  • Wisconsin: $30
  • Michigan: $29

How Do Costs Compare in Cities Across Minnesota?

Not only can care costs vary between states, but they can also differ depending on the city you live in. While the average cost of home health aides in Minnesota is $36.25 per hour, costs may be higher or lower in different cities across the state. For example, home health aide services in the capital city, Minneapolis, are $0.75 more per hour. At $39 per hour, care costs are $3.25 more expensive than the state average. Home health aides in both Mankato and Rochester charge rates of $40 per hour, which is $4.25 higher than the Minnesota median. The St. Cloud area sees the state’s most affordable home health aide services with average rates of $32.68 per hour.

  • Minneapolis: $37
  • Mankato: $40
  • Rochester: $40
  • Duluth: $39
  • St. Cloud: $32.68