Kansas home health costs below national average

Home care costs in Kansas are about 5 percent below the national average, according to Genworth's 2010 Cost of Care Survey

The median annual rate for home care costs in Kansas is $41,481 statewide, compared to the national rate of $43,472. That makes Kansas the 16th most affordable state for home care services.

Median rates in Wichita are:

* $19 per hour for a home health aide. National median, $19 per hour.

* $37,020 a year for assisted living (one bedroom). National median, $38,220.

* $58,765 a year for a nursing home (private room). National median, $75,190

* $19,500 for adult day health care. Nation median, $15,600.