Compare your Rates to SNFs and Home Care Around the Country

Stephen Tweed | February 13, 2006 | Newsroom
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 MarketsMarket Nursing Facility (Single Room) Home Health Care…

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

Highest Cost
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.

Lowest Cost
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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Stephen

Stephen Tweed
Stephen Tweed, CSP, began his journey as a business strategist in home health care in 1982. Today, Stephen is among the top thought leaders in Home Care strategy and management. He has worked with top 5% companies from across the US. He is a sought after speaker at from national and state association events.

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