Florida Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Florida Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Florida is $17.00.
The monthly base rate for Florida home care is typically average when compared to neighboring states. Florida is also less expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Florida. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Florida, the average hourly rate is $18.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Florida Home Care Services
Home health care agencies are regulated by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. The agency defines home health care agencies are those licensed to send both skilled (RN's, Therapists, Social Workers) and unskilled (home health aides, certified nursing assistants, homemaker/companions) staff into a patient's home. They may also provide staffing to health care facilities on a temporary basis. You can find a list of these companies on the AHCA web site (click "Find Facilities").
Florida Home Health Care Resources
A couple of resources for Florida home care information are the Bureau of Health Facility Regulation and the VNA of Florida.
Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
Home Care Unit
2727 Mahan Drive - Mail Stop #34
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 412-4403 Phone
(850) 922-5374 Fax
In addition, the not for profit VNA of Florida may be a useful resource and serves all who qualify, regardless of age or ability to pay. Home care services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. The VNA of Florida 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 Florida, Inc.
2400 S.E. Monterey Rd, Suite 300
Stuart, FL 34996
Primary Phone: 772-286-1844
For additional information about various options, the Home Care Association of Florida 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 Florida accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 40% of Florida home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 1722 Florida certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 1189 Florida 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
Florida Quality of Care (#32 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs Florida 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 Florida earned the ratings listed below. More Info
Florida Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Florida that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Physical Therapy Services||99.4%|
|Home Health Aid Services||97.9%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||96.0%|
|Medical Social Services||87.9%|
|Speech Pathology Services||84.4%|
Florida Agencies by City
Bay Harbor Islands
Fort Walton Beach
Green Cove Springs
Land O Lakes
Land Of Lakes
New Port Richey
North Miami Beach
North Palm Beach
North Palm Harbor
Ocala / Citra
Palm Beach Gardens
Panama City Beach
Ponte Vedra Beach
Port Saint Joe
Port Saint Lucie
Port St Lucie
Royal Palm Beach
Santa Rosa Beach
Sun City Center
West Palm Bch
West Palm Beach
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