In Minnesota, the average cost of home health care is $36.25 per hour. Although this cost is relatively high, Minnesota’s Medicaid programs may cover part or all of home health care prices for seniors who are unable to afford care on their own. Additionally, groceries, utilities and transportation cost less than average in Minnesota, which can ease the financial burden for people seeking care. In this guide, seniors will learn more about hourly home health care costs in Minnesota and nearby states.

Home Health Care Costs In Minnesota Cities

The Genworth Cost of Care Survey only provides home health care cost data for five cities in Minnesota. Outside of these cities, prices may be higher or lower. To get a better idea of what you’ll pay, consider calling a few home health care providers near you.

Seniors seeking the most affordable home health care in Minnesota can consider St. Cloud, where hourly prices average just $32.68. To the southeast in Minneapolis, rates go up to $37. Duluth, which is situated in the northeastern part of the state, costs an average of $39. The highest home health care prices are found in southern Minnesota. In Rochester and Mankato, rates jump to $40, $7.32 more per hour than the state average of $36.25.

Home Health Care Costs In Nearby States

Compared to surrounding states, Minnesota’s home health care prices are several dollars more expensive. South Dakota costs a few dollars less at $31, and Wisconsin is close behind with prices averaging $30. North Dakota is a little cheaper; seniors there can expect to pay $29.84. Iowa’s rates are similar at an average of $29.25. The most affordable nearby states are Nebraska and Illinois, where retirees pay an estimated $28 for their care.