Silver Book Fact

The national median rate for non-medicare certified, licensed homemaker services (“hands-off” care such as helping with cooking and running errands) in 2010 was $18/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

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