Kentucky Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Kentucky Home Care
According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Kentucky is $18.98.
The monthly base rate for Kentucky home care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Kentucky is also less expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Kentucky. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Kentucky, the average hourly rate is $19.19. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Kentucky Home Care Services
All private insurance carriers in Kentucky must offer home health benefits;
however, full home health care coverage may be an optional benefit. Coverage
varies widely. Insurance plans may cover expanded services beyond specific identified
benefits if such services are cost effective and medically appropriate alternatives
to institutional care. Each potential patient should check with his/her insurance
company or with a home health agency to determine how much home health coverage
may be available. Kentucky home health care Medicare-certified programs are
surveyed annually against the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
Also some home health providers participate as a "Kentucky Fair Share Provider" as part of a voluntary network through which they provide limited services to individuals who are without financial resources, have no insurance, are not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare and have non-emergency health care needs. A physician participating in the Kentucky Physician Care Program may refer someone to home health through this network. The hotline number for accessing the "Kentucky Fair Share" Program is 800-633-8100.
Kentucky Home Health Care Resources
There are other resources available for Kentucky home care information such
as your local area on aging. To find a local Area on Aging Services agency,
Kentucky Office of Aging Services
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
Fax: (502) 564-4595
The Kentucky Home Health Association is a cooperative partnership of many home health care agencies that have joined together. You can get additional information on various home care options and they can help refer you to one of their member agencies as needed. To contact the Kentucky 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 Kentucky accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 30% of Kentucky home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 253 Kentucky certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 106 Kentucky 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
Kentucky Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Kentucky that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
Nursing Care Services: 100.0%
Physical Therapy Services: 99.1%
Home Health Aid Services: 97.2%
Occupational Therapy Services: 94.3%
Speech Pathology Services: 85.8%
Medical Social Services: 77.4%
Kentucky 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
- Using a Reverse Mortgage to Stay Home