Alabama Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Alabama Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Alabama is $15.95.
The monthly base rate for Alabama home care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Alabama is also less expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Alabama. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Alabama, the average hourly rate is $16.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Alabama Home Care ServicesThe Bureau of Home and Community Services is the parent agency for the statewide Medicare/Medicaid Certified Home Health Program that serves all Alabama counties. For Alabama home care, services are provided by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, home health aides, home attendants, social workers, and therapists.
Alabama Home Health Care Services Include:
- Nursing Care, including:
a.) Wound Care
b.) Intravenous Therapy
c.) Diabetic Care
d.) Cardiovascular Care
e.) Post Hospital Assessment and Teaching
f.) Urinary Catheter Management
- Home Health Aide Services
- Medical Social Work Services
- Occupational and Speech Therapies
- Physical Therapy (including post-surgical therapy)
Services may be paid for by health insurance or private pay. In addition, there are some other funding sources where eligibility is based on age, socio-economic status, and/or disability. Each program has its own rules and guidelines, but you may contact them for additional information. Some funding sources include:
- Medicaid Elderly and Disabled Waiver Administered by ADPH and the Alabama
Department of Senior Services
- Medicaid HIV/AIDS Waiver
- Alabama Head Injury Foundation
- Options I and Options II Self-pay
- Alabama Cares, administered by the Alabama Department of Senior Services
For more information:
The Home Health Program operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To find the correct phone number, use this resource list for each county. You can also visit the Alabama Department of Public Health's Home Health web site.
Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare
It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Alabama accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Alabama home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 400 Alabama certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 149 Alabama 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
Alabama Quality of Care (#10 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs Alabama home health care inspections in order to measure the quality of care provided to the patients. Among all of the agencies within the U.S., those in Alabama earned the ratings listed below. More Info
Alabama Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Alabama that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Physical Therapy Services||99.3%|
|Home Health Aid Services||99.3%|
|Medical Social Services||79.2%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||78.5%|
|Speech Pathology Services||71.1%|
Alabama Agencies by City
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- 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
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