Is it less expensive to care for someone at home than it is to put them in a nursing home?
Home, Instead Senior Care poll shows 49% believe that home care is more affordable. It is about $6 an hour. 73% of surveyed seniors receiving paid home care were pleased with the care and value. It costs them an average of $17.10 an hour. The cost of companionship care, including essential assistance for cooking and light housekeeping, is more than $24 an hour and more than $26 for personal care, including bathing. The average yearly cost of nursing home care is $ 70,000, about 75% more than home health care.