Connecticut Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Connecticut Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Connecticut is $19.00.
The monthly base rate for Connecticut home care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Connecticut is also more expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Connecticut. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Connecticut, the average hourly rate is $21.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Connecticut Home Care Services
Home Health Care Agencies are required to be licensed by the Connecticut Department
of Public Health (DPH). A home health care company can be a public or private
organization that provides professional nursing services and homemaker-home
health aide services, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy
or medical social services. An agency shall be available to enroll new patients
and be available to all existing patients seven days a week, twenty-four hours
per day, in the patient's home or a substantially equivalent environment. If
the agency only provides assistance with activities of daily living (i.e. home
health aide services) private pay clients, then it does not need to be a Licensed
Home Health Care Agency in Connecticut. Medicare-certified programs are surveyed
annually against the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
Connecticut Home Health Care Resources
In Connecticut, the not for profit Visiting Nurses Association may be a useful
resource and serves all who qualify, regardless of age or ability to pay. Services
are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. The VNA
Health at Home 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. You can contact VNA Health at Home, Inc. here:
VNA Health at Home, Inc.
27 Simeon Company Drive, Suite 101
Watertown, CT 06795
Primary Phone: 860-274-7531
For additional information about various options, many home health care agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership. The Connecticut Association of Home Care and Hospice 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 Connecticut accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Connecticut home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 260 Connecticut certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 91 Connecticut 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
Connecticut Quality of Care (#46 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs Connecticut 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 Connecticut earned the ratings listed below. More Info
Connecticut Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Connecticut that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Physical Therapy Services||100.0%|
|Home Health Aid Services||100.0%|
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Medical Social Services||98.9%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||97.8%|
|Speech Pathology Services||94.5%|
Connecticut 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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