Home health care in North Carolina costs $23 per hour. According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, this is $4 less than the nationwide average of $27 per hour. North Carolina has a low cost of living, too, which can make the state an appealing option for people seeking affordable long-term care. This guide goes over the cost of home health care per hour in several North Carolina cities and surrounding states.

Home Health Care Costs In North Carolina Cities

The cheapest cities for home health care in North Carolina are New Bern and Goldsboro. In these cities, seniors pay just $20 an hour for care. Winston, located in the northeastern part of the state, is only a little more expensive at $20.50. Greenville’s prices go up a bit to $21, and rates in centrally located Fayetteville are the same.

The highest hourly price for home health care in North Carolina is $26. Seniors can expect to pay this much in Asheville and the capital city of Raleigh. Wilmington and Charlotte are slightly more affordable at $25. Greensboro’s care costs average $22, and approximately 20 miles away in Burlington, residents pay an average of $24.

Home Health Care Costs In Nearby States

Seniors in North Carolina enjoy some of the lowest home health care prices in this region of the country. Prices are on par with those in Georgia, but in most other nearby states, costs are generally more expensive. South Carolina is a bit higher at $23.50, and in Tennessee, rates go up to $24.

People who live in Kentucky pay an estimated $25 for their care. Virginia’s home health care average is the highest in the area at $25.98 — that’s almost $3 more per hour than what North Carolina residents pay.