Annual Home Care Costs 2010-2011 Ontario Saskatchewan Nova Scotia
Nursing care – 2 hours / week $5695 $3298 $4992
Personal care
(e.g. help with dressing, bathing) – 56 hours /week
$69,888 $59,136 $50,814
(meal preparation, laundry, housekeeping) – 17 hours/week
$20,332 $17,952 $15,426
Total home care costs $95,915 $80,386 $71,232
24 Hour Live-in caregiver
(Minimum wage)
$89,790 $83,220 $84,534

Why am I writing about home care? Because you and your clients need to:

  1. Understand the health care system where you live
  2. Understand what services are offered
  3. Understand what the province does/does not cover
  4. Understand the approximate cost of home care

This takes some basic research, but more importantly it takes acknowledgement of the need for care as we all age and the critical importance of planning for this care.

Ask Karen about her educational seminars and resources; we can help.