The MetLife Mature Market Institute released its Sep. 30 results of a national survey of adult day services and home care costs.
On average, the hourly rate for home health aides is $20, a 5 percent increase from 2007. Hourly, homemakers make $18.
Vermont reports the highest daily costs of $141 for adult day services; the lowest pay was $27 in Montgomery, Ala. Homecare rates in Shreveport, La. reported $12 per day — Minneapolis, Minn. and Rochester, N.Y. reported the highest pay of $26 to $28. Rates vary according to regional cost differences, local demand and pricing practices.