As with assisted living in Washington, the cost of in-home, non-medical care ranges, although not as widely. According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, as of 2021, the hourly cost ranges from $28.95 on the low end to $34.98 on the high end. That said, the average statewide hourly cost is $31.16.
Average DSHS Caregiver hourly pay in Washington State is approximately $13.90, which is 7% above the national average.
The rates are often calculated on a daily basis with allowances given for the time the caregiver takes off for their breaks and rests. Typically, the daily rate for most home care agencies ranges from $200 to about $350 per day.
The Medicaid Personal Care (MPC) Program provides low-income elderly and disabled Washington residents with personal care services. In Washington, participants can choose a home care agency or select a friend, neighbor, or family member to be their IP. In other words, family members can be paid to be caregivers.
By January 2019, all caregivers will make at least $15 an hour.
In most cases, the adult child / caregiver is paid the Medicaid approved hourly rate for home care, which is specific to their state. In very approximate terms, caregivers can expect to be paid between $9.00 – $19.25 per hour. It is important to note that the phrase “consumer direction” is not used in all states.
How much does a Home Care Aide I make in Washington? The average Home Care Aide I salary in Washington is $27,930 as of October 29, 2021, but the range typically falls between $25,699 and $31,063.
Nationwide in 2019, the average cost for non-medical home care is $21.00 per hour with the state averages ranging from $16.00 – $28.00 per hour. It should be noted that these are average costs from home care agencies.
Do you care for your elderly parents? If so, you could be eligible for Carer’s Allowance. This is a government benefit that supports people who provide unpaid care. Caring for your parents can be very rewarding, but it can also place a strain on your finances.
How much does a Caregiver make? While ZipRecruiter is seeing weekly wages as high as $731 and as low as $308, the majority of Caregiver wages currently range between $413 (25th percentile) to $538 (75th percentile) across the United States.
ALL Washington State Individual Providers will earn at least $15/hour by 2019 under this contract, and our wage scale will go up to $17.65/hour.
The Washington State minimum wage for calendar year 2021 is $13.69/hour. Beginning January 1, 2022, the state minimum wage will increase to $14.49/hour. For more information, see the Department of Labor & Industries news release.