Arkansas Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Arkansas Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Arkansas is $16.90.
The monthly base rate for Arkansas home care is typically average when compared to neighboring states. Arkansas is also less expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Arkansas. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Arkansas, the average hourly rate is $17.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Arkansas Home Care Services
The Arkansas Department of Health maintains a directory of home health care agencies. Plus, the Arkansas State Board of Health operates their own non-profit home health care program. Since 1968, the program has cared for thousands of people in their homes under physician's orders through their 74 offices. Those Medicare-certified Arkansas home health care programs are surveyed annually against the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
Arkansas Home Health Care Resources
You can find the Arkansas Department of Health's directory via this
link. The Arkansas State Board of Health's non-profit home health care program's
web site can be found here.
In addition, the not for profit Visiting Nurses Association may be a useful
resource for home care in Arkansas and serves all who qualify, regardless of
age or ability to pay. Services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private
insurance companies. Agency staff will evaluate eligibility via phone or home
visit. Clients must have a physician's referral and be classified as homebound
or needing skilled care.
VNA of Arkansas
Two Vincent Circle
Little Rock, AR 72205
Primary Phone: 501-552-3000
For additional information about various options, many home health care agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership. The Home Care Association of Arkansas can help refer you to one of their member agencies as needed. To contact the home care and hospice agency that serves your town, visit their web site.
Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare
It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Arkansas accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 40% of Arkansas home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 264 Arkansas certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 172 Arkansas 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
Arkansas Quality of Care (#45 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs Arkansas 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 Arkansas earned the ratings listed below. More Info
Arkansas Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Arkansas that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Home Health Aid Services||99.4%|
|Physical Therapy Services||94.2%|
|Speech Pathology Services||50.6%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||49.4%|
|Medical Social Services||34.9%|
Arkansas Agencies by City
Hot Springs National Park
Hot Springs Village
North Little Rock
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