According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of a home health aide in North Dakota is $29.84 per hour. This is nearly $3 more than the national average of $27; however, seniors may be able to find more affordable prices depending on the city in which they live. Additionally, seniors have access to several programs, such as the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, which can allow low-income individuals to receive services at home if they’re unable to afford a caregiver on their own. In this guide, learn the average hourly cost of home health care in a few North Dakota cities and find out how you may be able to get help paying for care.

Home health aide costs in North Dakota cities

The most affordable home health aide prices in North Dakota can be found in Grand Forks and Fargo, both of which are located in the eastern part of the state. In both of these cities, seniors should expect to pay $29.84 per hour for home health care. Bismarck, which is situated close to Interstate 95, has the priciest home health rates in the state at $41.03 hourly. This is $11.19 more than the North Dakota average and $14.03 higher than the national average rates.

Genworth’s Cost of Care survey doesn’t list price data for any other cities in North Dakota. If you live in another area, consult local home health providers or the state’s Aging and Disability Resource Link to get a more accurate estimate of prices near you.

How to get help paying for care

Seniors may be able to get home health care through North Dakota’s PACE program. To qualify, individuals must be 55 years or older, require a nursing facility level of care, live within a PACE service area and be capable of safely receiving care in their own homes. Contact your local Human Service Zone to find out how to apply.

Services provided include:

  • Adult day health care
  • Primary and emergency care
  • Medical specialty services
  • Therapies (speech, physical and occupational)
  • Personal care
  • Social services
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Meals