How Much Does Home Care Cost? 

You can choose from many options when it comes to senior care. We understand how important evaluating cost for care can be for most families. But cost is only one factor to consider before choosing a care option. You also should evaluate how each option will affect your family’s quality of life and peace of mind.
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How Do You Decide on Senior Care?

Evaluating Senior Care Options

Senior care cost/benefit comparisons can go beyond the bottom-line dollar amount. Consider what service features will likely enhance your loved one’s life. Your evaluation may include factors like:

Location | Care Type | Amount of Daily Care | Personal Space | Personalized Care Plans | Overall Experience

Senior Care Cost Comparison

Average National Costs

In home care is a one-to-one service that helps older adults age safely and independently at home with the assistance of a caregiver. Services may include:

  • Household tasks that the senior cannot manage alone
  • Homemaker services such as cooking, cleaning or running errands
  • Hands-on personal care

The above cost represents the national average for 20-44 hours of one-to-one care per week. Contact your local independently owned and operated Home Instead® office to learn more about hourly rates and services near you.

Assisted living facilities, also known as residential care facilities, provide personal care and health services for people who may need assistance with activities of daily living. Assisted living is an intermediate level of long-term residential care. The cost reflected above does not specify the average number of one-to-one hours of care provided.

Nursing home facility services may include: personal care assistance, room and board, supervision, medication, therapies and rehabilitation and skilled nursing care up to 24 hours a day. The cost reflected above does not specify the average number of one-to-one hours of care provided.
* Source: Genworth.com Cost of Care Survey. Rates for each independently owned and operated Home Instead franchise office vary. Please reach out to your local Home Instead to get a cost estimate.
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Get a Personalized Quote from Your Local Office

Your local Home Instead office can tailor a home care plan to fit your family’s lifestyle and budget. Find an office near you to learn more about home care services and cost.