Met Life publishes a periodic survey listing costs for various services broken down by region. This survey provides national, statewide, and area specific, average daily residency rates in a nursing home, monthly base rates in assisted living communities, hourly rates for home health aide and homemaker services, and daily rates for adult day services as well as the range of rates in each area surveyed.
This is a useful tool for clients using Abby Services to help determine what they should be paying for their private care. A key highlight from the study was that the national hourly average for a home health aide was $21.00/hr. Although these results were from a study conducted in 2012 they provide helpful insight into the cost of care in a number of different settings and for a number of different areas.
The survey covers a lot of ground so it can be a bit overwhelming. Thats why it helps to use a service like ours. Abby Services is aware of current market trends effecting the rates charged by In Home Caregivers. We can help you determine what you need to do to find the best caregiver at the best rate.
5/2021: A lot has changed since this blog entry was written way back in 2016. At the time $21.00/hr for in-home assistance seemed high for our area. A lot has changed since then. COVID and a Nationwide caregiver (and worker) shortage, combined with an ever increasing need for private caregivers has driven up the cost substantially. A recent Met Life study could not be found. The most current available was through a Long Term Care Insurance Provider named Gentworth and is available here.
Rest assured that the professionals at Abby Services are here to help you find the best caregivers our area has to offer at the best price.