The Cost of In-Home Care by State


In-home care can be a godsend for family caregivers who need help providing care for an aging loved one. These services also allow many seniors who want to age in place to remain in their homes. According to Genworth, the national cost of non-medical home care in 2016 is $3,813 per month. By comparison, assisted living on average costs $3,628 per month.

Professional in-home caregivers – whether through an agency or independent operators – typically provide assistance with activities of daily living such as dressing, bathing, medication management, light housework and running errands.

For those who need medical care at home, home health care nurses or trained health professionals are available. Home care can be pricey, and in some cases costs more than care in an assisted living community. As with other types of senior care, in-home care rates vary by state and region.

Below is a list of the average cost of non-medical home care by state, relying on data from Genworth’s 2016 Cost of Care Survey. The following rates represent average daily, monthly and yearly in-home care costs for seniors in each of the 50 states. The yearly rates are based on 44 hours of care per week, multiplied by 52 weeks. It's important to keep in mind that the cost of in-home care in different areas can vary more widely within larger states.

Average Cost of Home Care

State Avg. Daily Cost Avg. Monthly Cost Avg. Yearly Cost
Alabama $100 $3,051 $36,608
Alaska $163 $4,967 $59,488
Arizona $125 $3,813 $45,760
Arkansas $113 $3,432 $41,184
California $144 $4,385 $52,624
Colorado $141 $4,290 $51,480
Connecticut $125 $3,813 $45,760
Delaware $138 $4,195 $50,336
District of Columbia $100 $3,051 $36,608
Florida $116 $3,527 $42,328
Georgia $113 $3,432 $41,184
Hawaii $150 $4,576 $54,912
Idaho $125 $3,813 $45,760
Illinois $132 $4,029 $48,345
Indiana $122 $3,718 $42,330
Iowa $132 $4,004 $40,048
Kansas $125 $3,813 $45,760
Kentucky $113 $3,432 $41,184
Louisiana $96 $2,908 $34,892
Maine $138 $4,195 $50,336
Maryland $125 $3,790 $45,485
Massachusetts $156 $4,738 $56,857
Michigan $127 $3,861 $46,332
Minnesota $150 $4,576 $54,912
Mississippi $107 $3,241 $38,896
Missouri $117 $3,550 $42,603
Montana $144 $4,385 $52,624
Nebraska $144 $4,385 $54,912
Nevada $133 $4,052 $48,620
New Hampshire $150 $4,576 $54,912
New Jersey $32 $4,004 $48,048
New Mexico $130 $3,954 $47,453
New York $138 $4,195 $50,336
North Carolina $111 $3,384 $40,612
North Dakota $175 $5,331 $63,972
Ohio $122 $3,718 $44,616
Oklahoma $135 $3,813 $45,760
Oregon $144 $4,385 $52,624
Pennsylvania $135 $4,099 $52,624
Rhode Island $144 $4,385 $59,161
South Carolina $113 $3,432 $41,184
South Dakota $144 $4,387 $52,647
Tennessee $113 $3,432 $41,184
Texas $119 $3,613 $43,358
Utah $132 $4,004 $48,048
Vermont $138 $4,195 $50,336
Virginia $119 $3,623 $43,472
Washington $156 $4,736 $56,834
West Virginia $100 $3,028 $36,333
Wisconsin $141 $4,290 $51,480
Wyoming $163 $4,957 $59,488

In 2016, the national average cost for in-home care was $45,760 per year, Genworth found. The states with the highest median monthly rates for in-home care were:

  1. North Dakota-- $5,331
  2. Alaska and Wymoing -- $4,957
  3. Massachusetts - $4,738
  4. Washington -- $4,736

And those with the lowest average monthly rates were:

  1. Louisiana -- $2,908
  2. West Virginia -- $3,028
  3. Alabama and District of Columbia -- $3,051
  4. Mississippi-- $3,241

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