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Kansas Home Health Care Agencies

We have found 124 Kansas certified Medicare home health care agencies and other 338 Kansas home care companies. Select a city in Kansas to the right to view the home care options in that area.

Kansas Home Care Services

In Kansas, a home care agency must be licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. All agencies in Kansas are licensed and surveyed by the state, and many are certified by Medicare. Medicare-certified programs are surveyed annually against the Medicare Conditions of Participation.

The state requires that each home health agency shall accept a patient only when the agency reasonably expects that the patient's medical, rehabilitation, and social needs can be met adequately by the agency in the patient's place of residence. All home health care agencies must create a plan of care for each patient. A plan of care means a plan based on the patient's diagnosis and the assessment of the patient's immediate and long range needs and resources. The plan of care is established in consultation with the home health services team which may include the physician, pertinent members of the agency staff, the patient, and members of the patient's family. If the plan of care includes procedures and services which, according to professional practice acts, require a physician's authorization, the plan of care shall be signed by a physician and shall be renewed every 62 days.

They also require each patient's records to include the following:
  • The patient's plan of care;
  • the name of the patient's physician;
  • drug, dietary, treatment, and activity orders;
  • signed and dated admission and clinical notes that are written the day the service is rendered and incorporated at least weekly;
  • copies of summary reports sent to the physician;
  • copies of progress notes

Kansas Home Health Care Resources

For additional information about various home care options in Kansas, many home health care agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership. The Kansas HomeCare Association 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 Kansas accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Kansas home care agencies are certified by Medicare. 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

Kansas Quality of Care (#17 in the U.S.)

Medicare periodically performs Kansas 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 Kansas earned the ratings listed below. More Info

Kansas Home Care Services

Of the home care agencies in Kansas that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.

Nursing Care Services100.0%
Home Health Aid Services95.2%
Physical Therapy Services94.4%
Occupational Therapy Services81.5%
Speech Pathology Services79.8%
Medical Social Services59.7%