Alaska Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Alaska Home Care
According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Alaska is $26.00.
The monthly base rate for Alaska home care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Alaska is also more expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Alaska. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Alaska, the average hourly rate is $26.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Alaska Home Care Services
Alaska operates the Personal Care Assistance Program, which allows seniors and those with disabilities to get home care support for activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and eating, as well as instrumental activities such as shopping, light housework, etc. The administration of the PCA program is handled by the PCA Unit of Senior and Disability Services with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.
Alaska Home Health Care Resources
The PCA Unit of Senior and Disability Services, can be contacted at the following:
PCA Unit of Senior
and Disability Services
3601 C Street, Suite 310, Anchorage, Alaska 99503-5984
Phone: (907) 269-3666 or (800) 478-9996
Fax: (907) 269-8164
For additional information about various Alaska home health care services, the Alaska Home Care and Hospice Association may be a valuable resource. The association is a partnership of several Alaska home health care agencies that can help refer you to one of their member agencies as needed. For more information, visit their web site or you can contact them at the following:
Alaska Home Care & Hospice Association
3701 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare
It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Alaska accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 20% of Alaska home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 46 Alaska certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 12 Alaska home care companies. Realize that while Medicare provides a great deal of data about certain agencies, those agencies are also likely to be the type with trained nursing staff and therapists. If that isn't the type of care you or your loved one needs, be sure to examine all home care agencies in your area. Learn more about home care and Medicare
Alaska Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Alaska that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
Physical Therapy Services: 100.0%
Nursing Care Services: 100.0%
Medical Social Services: 91.7%
Occupational Therapy Services: 83.3%
Speech Pathology Services: 75.0%
Home Health Aid Services: 75.0%
Alaska Agencies by City
- What is Home Care?
- Home Health Care vs. Non-Medical Home Care
- Home Health Care Services
- Non-Medical Home Care Services
- How is Home Care Different from Other Care Options?
- When is Home Care Needed?
- Benefits of Home Care
- Talking to a Loved One
- Selecting a Home Care Agency
- Medicare Quality Data
- Hospice Care
- Home Care Safety
- Considering Home Care Staff
- Home Health Care Costs
- Ways to Pay for Home Care
- Medicare and Home Care
- Medicaid and Home Care
- Does Insurance Cover Home Care
- Using a Reverse Mortgage to Stay Home