The Cost of Non-Medical In-Home Senior Care vs. Senior Housing Options
According to the 2011 MetLife Market Survey of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services, and Home Care Costs, the national average hourly rate for homemaker/companions is $19 per hour. Other resources list the hourly cost of in-home senior care between $15 and $25, depending on where you live.
Adults have been providing an increasing percentage of financial assistance to their parents in recent years. Below are the national average annual costs and daily rates paid for various types of senior care.
|Nursing home: semi-private room||$214/day||$78,110|
|Nursing home: private room||$239/day||$87,235|
|Home care: home health aide||$21/hour||$21,840|
|Home care: homemaker||$19/hour||$19,760|
|Adult day services||$70/day||$18,200|
Source: Genworth 2014 Cost of Care Survey
More and more long-term care insurance companies are covering in-home senior care, especially non-medical care. Primarily, the family or the seniors themselves pay for all of the private duty services.
Below you can compare in-home senior care costs to other types of care using one of these resources:
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
- The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program
- Genworth Financial Cost of Care Across America tool
- 2011 John Hancock Cost of Care Survey Results
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