The average cost of a home health aide in New Jersey is $29.95 per hour, which is almost $3 more than the nationwide average of $27. Still, seniors should know that home health care prices vary throughout the state, meaning that costs could be lower or higher depending on where they live. If home health care is out of your budget, New Jersey has several programs that may allow you to get care for a lower cost or even for free. Below, see average hourly costs for home health in some New Jersey cities and nearby states.

Home health aide costs in New Jersey cities

Home health aide cost data was only available for four cities in New Jersey, most of which are in the southern part of the state. The cheapest New Jersey city for home health care is Vineland. Seniors in this city pay $25, which falls $2 below the national average and almost $5 less than average statewide. Trenton’s prices are a little higher at $27.50, and in Ocean City, rates go up to $29. Atlantic City is the most expensive place in New Jersey for home health. Here, seniors pay an estimated $29.50.

Home health aide costs in nearby states

New Jersey is one of the highest-cost places for home health care in the northeastern United States, although a few other states are more expensive. In Massachusetts, for example, prices jump to $31, and in Rhode Island, seniors will pay 25 cents more. Delaware is about $2 cheaper than New Jersey with rates that average $28, and rates in Maryland are on par with the national average. New York’s prices are close to New Jersey’s at $29.

For more affordable options, seniors can consider Virginia or Pennsylvania, both of which cost around $26. The lowest-cost nearby state for home health is West Virginia; residents here pay only $18.75 for care.