Danielle Greely, Office Coordinator at Boyd and Nicholas in Rohnert Park, California sent me this comparison of nursing home rates, home health aide rates, and homemaker rates at various locations around the country. Thought you’d find this useful.
Average Daily/Hourly Rates in the 10 Highest and 10 Lowest-Cost Markets
Market Nursing Facility (Single Room) Home Health Care Aide Homemaker/Companion
Alaska $531/day $22/hr. $20/hr.
Stamford, Conn. $348/day $21/hr. $17/hr.
San Francisco $330/day $21/hr. $20/hr.
New York $320/day $15/hr. $15/hr.
Hartford, Conn. $292/day $23/hr. $18/hr.
Worcester, Mass. $287/day $22/hr. $19/hr.
Boston $227/day $22/hr. $21/hr.
Washington, D.C. $271/day $17/hr. $16/hr.
Rochester, N.Y. $269/day $20/hr. $18/hr.
Honolulu, Hawaii $262/day $19/hr. $17/hr.
Shreveport, LA $115/day $12/hr. $12/hr.
New Orleans $118/day $14/hr. $14/hr.
Birmingham, Ala. $135/day $13/hr. $13/hr.
Little Rock, Ark. $137/day $14/hr. $14/hr.
Wichita, Kan. $139/day $16/hr. $15/hr.
Oklahoma City $141/day $16/hr. $16/hr.
Kansas City, Mo. $146/day $17/hr. $15/hr.
Tulsa, Okla. $146/day $18/hr. $16/hr.
St. Louis $148/day $17/hr. $17/hr.
Charleston, SC $153/day $17/hr. $15/hr.
**Source: “2005 MetLife Market Survey of Nursing Home & Home Care Costs”
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