Home health care in Rhode Island costs $31.25 per hour, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. Overall costs depend on what types of help a recipient needs, plus the frequency and duration of caregivers’ visits. For instance, on average, a Rhode Island resident seeking 44 hours of care per week will pay $5,958 per month, while one who needs 20 hours each week will pay $2,708 a month. Within a given state, average costs also vary from city to city.

Home Health Care Costs in Rhode Island’s Neighboring States

Rhode Island’s home health care costs are fairly typical for the northeastern United States. Coming in at $28.00 per hour, Connecticut’s average home health care rate is slightly lower than Rhode Island’s, as is Vermont’s cost of $30.00 per hour. The same goes for the state of New York and its $29.00 hourly average. The corresponding figure in Massachusetts is $31.00, which nearly matches Rhode Island’s. New Hampshire’s seniors pay an average of $32.50 per hour, which exceeds costs typically found in Rhode Island.

  • Rhode Island: $31.25
  • Connecticut: $28.00
  • Vermont: $30.00
  • New York: $29.00
  • Massachusetts: $31.00
  • New Hampshire: $32.50

Home Health Care Costs in the Region’s Cities

The only Rhode Island city with available data is Providence, where seniors’ average rate for home health care is $31.00 per hour. Nearby, in Norwich, CT, the cost comes in lower at $28.88, while in Barnstable Town, MA, the rate is higher at $35.00. In New York state, Poughkeepsie’s and New York City’s home health care costs average out to $28.00 and $30.00 per hour, respectively, making them slightly cheaper than Providence. In the New Hampshire city of Manchester, the median hourly fee is $32.40, going over Providence’s figure by $1.40.

  • Providence, RI: $31.00
  • Norwich, CT: $28.88
  • Barnstable Town: $35.00
  • Poughkeepsie, NY: $28.00
  • New York City, NY: $30.00
  • Manchester, NH: $32.40