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Assisted Living Average Cost $90K Per Year

Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, August 11, 2010

Among other findings are:

  • The national average hourly rate for home health aides provided by a certified home health care agency was $22.14 per hour.
  • The national average hourly rate for a home health aides provided by a non-certified home health care agency was $18.41 per hour.
  • The region with the most expensive daily average rate for a private, single occupancy room in a Medicare-certified skilled nursing facility was Anchorage, AK, and costs $576 per day.
  • The region with the least expensive daily average rate for a private, single occupancy room in a Medicare-certified skilled nursing facility was Lafayette, LA, and costs $143 per day.
  • The region with the highest average hourly rate for home health aides provided by a certified home health care agency was Stamford, CT at $34.85 per hour.
  • The region with the lowest average hourly rate for home health aides provided by a certified home healthcare agency was Shreveport, LA, with a cost of $14.50 per hour.
  • The region with the highest average hourly rate for home health aides provided by a non-certified home health care was agency is San Francisco, at $24.70 per hour.
  • The region with the lowest average hourly rate for home health aides provided by a non-certified home health care agency was Brooklyn, NY, with a cost of $11.90 per hour.

Janice Simmons is a senior editor and Washington, DC, correspondent for HealthLeaders Media Online. She can be reached at jsimmons@healthleadersmedia.com.

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