The answer no one wants to hear, “It depends.” Home care is typically an hourly service, so it depends on the level of care needed and the hours needed to provide that care. Any senior care has a cost, whether its assisted living, nursing home, or home care. In most cases, home care can be less expensive than nursing home care. It’s best to interview agencies and discuss your loved one’s needs and let each company make a professional recommendation and provide an estimate. You can expect to pay from a few hundred dollars a week to a few thousand dollars a week for 24×7 care.