Senior Care Costs

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.

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.

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