How Much does In Home Care in Indiana Cost?

The answer depends on location, type of care, and the provider. Recent surveys allow us to present an overview of in-home care and examples of costs in various Indiana localities.

indiana home care costsNon-Medical In-Home Care in Indiana

Home Care Aides provide assistance with hygiene, laundry, cooking and transportation. Their home visits typically take place several times a week and last from 2 to 8 hours.

Cost info: The average cost statewide is $20 per hour. Columbus, Elkhart, Lafayette, Michigan City and Indianapolis areas have slightly higher hourly rates at approximately $21.75 to $22 per hour.

Medical Home Health Care in Indiana

Trained aides offer skilled care such as checking pulse, temperature, and respiration, and they assist with medical equipment such as ventilators. They’ll visit the home as much as medically necessary, but stay for shorter periods than Home Care Aides.

Cost info: The average cost statewide is $20 per hour. You can expect to pay 30% more or less, depending on the county and whether the aide is independent or with an agency.

Companion Care in Indiana

Paid companions provide help with errands, housekeeping, medication reminders, as well as offering companionship. Visits can occur several times per week and typically last from 3 to 8 hours each.

Cost info: For this type of care, the more hours, the lower the hourly rate. The average rates in Indiana are:

The average rates are:

  • 4+ hours—$21 per hour
  • 2-3 hours—$26 per hour
  • 1-hour personal support visit—$35 per hour

Fees vary depending on the level of assistance required and individual client needs or requests as well as the county in which service is provided.

Adult Day Care in Indiana

Supervision and social activities are provided in a structured setting during daytime hours.

Cost info:  The average cost statewide is $80 per day. Urban areas generally can cost up to 30% more while one can find costs as low as $62 to $70 per day in the South Bend, Elkhart, and Muncie areas.

Medical Day Care

Some adult day care facilities offer medical day care, providing more intensive health and therapeutic services for individuals with severe medical problems and those at risk of requiring nursing home care. Families should expect to pay 5% to 15% more for adult day health/medical care than for regular adult day (social) care.

Cost info: The average cost is around $120 per day for medical day care.

Hospice Care in Indiana

Hospice care focuses on improving the quality of life for the terminal patient who can remain at home or receive care in a hospice facility. Hospice care provides emotional and spiritual support to the patient, pain management, and their medical needs.

Cost info: About 85 percent of end-of-life care costs are covered by various government entities, including Medicare, Medicaid, and private medical and long-term care insurance.

For routine home care that patients need on a day-to-day basis, the average statewide cost will be $155 per day.

Continuous home care for services during crises or for at least 8 hours to manage acute symptoms will be $900 per day.

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