Georgia Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Georgia Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Georgia is $17.00.
The monthly base rate for Georgia home care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Georgia is also less expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Georgia. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Georgia, the average hourly rate is $17.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Georgia Home Care Services
The Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services administers a statewide system of services for senior citizens, their families and caregivers. You can contact the division for information relating to home health care at 1-866-55AGING.
Georgia Home Health Care Resources
In addition, the not for profit Visiting Nurse Health System in Georgia 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 staff will evaluate eligibility via phone or home visit. Home care clients in Georgia must have a physician's referral and be classified as homebound or needing skilled care.
Visiting Nurse Health System
5775 Glenridge Dr NE, Suite E200
Atlanta, GA 30328
Primary Phone: 404-215-6000
The Georgia Association for Home Health Care Agencies is also a good resource for additional information about various options. The Georgia Association for Home Health Care Agencies is a cooperative partnership among many Georgia home health care companies. 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 Georgia accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 15% of Georgia home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 559 Georgia certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 108 Georgia 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
Georgia Quality of Care (#33 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs Georgia 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 Georgia earned the ratings listed below. More Info
Georgia Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Georgia that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Physical Therapy Services||98.1%|
|Home Health Aid Services||97.2%|
|Speech Pathology Services||93.5%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||88.9%|
|Medical Social Services||82.4%|
Georgia 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
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