After the decision to hire a home health aide for yourself or an elderly family member has been made, the next question will likely be ‘how much does home health care cost?’. This article breaks down the most important points on in-home care costs to help you make an informed decision. We also suggest that you inquire from relatives or friends who have opted for at-home caregivers about their experiences.
According to 2018 data from PayScale.com:
- The average hourly rate for elderly care by a home health aide is $10.40
- Tips can range from $0.05-$10.07
- Overtime costs are $9.83-$20.53
Experience also affects home health aide pay, although not very much. An entry-level aide with less than five years of experience earns an average pay of $21,000. Home health aides with 5-10 years of experience make $22,000, those with 10-20 years of experience take home a slightly higher compensation of $23,000, and in-home caregivers who have dedicated over 20 years to this profession make $25,000 on an average. [Read more…]