In South Dakota, a home health aide costs around $31 per hour. This is a bit more expensive than the national average price of $27 per hour, although actual prices vary by provider and care plan. Seniors who qualify can take advantage of state-run assistance programs to help finance their in-home care.

South Dakota Home Health Aide Costs and Financial Assistance

At a cost of $31 per hour, seniors in South Dakota pay around $194 for a full day of home health care. On a monthly basis, this adds up to $5,911, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey

There are 18 home health care agencies serving South Dakota. On average, they cost $70,928 per year. This is significantly more expensive than the state average assisted living price, which comes to $40,200 per year. To offset costs, the South Dakota government runs the Division of Long Term Services and Supports. Through this initiative, seniors can have their care needs assessed and get help determining which type of care is best suited to their needs.

Importance of Home Health Aide Care

With almost 80% of older adults planning to stay at home as they age, home health aides are becoming increasingly sought after. These professionals are trained to deliver basic in-home nursing services such as assistance with personal hygiene and mobility. Home health aides can also help prepare meals and transport their clients to medical appointments. As well as personal companionship, home health aides help seniors monitor and manage their own health.