Silver Book Fact

The national median rate for non-medicare certified, licensed home health aide services (non-medical “hands-on” care such as activities such as bathing, dressing and transferring) in 2010 was $19/hour.

Genworth Financial. Genworth Finanical 2010 Cost of Care Survey: Home Care Providers, Adult Day Health Care Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes; April 2010

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Economic Burden

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