Louisiana Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Louisiana Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Louisiana is $15.00.
The monthly base rate for Louisiana home care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Louisiana is also less expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Louisiana. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Louisiana, the average hourly rate is $15.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Louisiana Home Care Services
Louisiana requires home health agencies to be licensed and regularly reviewed. The Louisiana Department of Health licenses all home health care agencies in the state. Those Louisiana Home Health Care Medicare-certified programs are surveyed annually against the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
Louisiana Home Health Care Resources
The Louisiana Department of Health can be contacted at the following:
DHH/Health Standards Section
P.O. Box 3767, Baton Rouge, LA 70821
located at 500 Laurel St., Suite 100, Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1811
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed state holidays)
Phone 225-342-0138, Fax 225-342-5292
To make a complaint or share a concern about Home Health Agencies in the state, contact 800-327-3419
In addition, the not for profit VNA of Greater New Orleans may be a useful
resource and serves all who qualify, regardless of age or ability to pay. The
VNA services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies.
The VNA of Greater New Orleans 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 Greater New Orleans, Inc.
101 West Robert E. Lee Blvd., Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70124
Primary Phone: 504-282-2007
For additional information, the HomeCare Association of Louisiana is a good contact. The association is made up of many Louisiana home health care agencies that have joined together for a cooperative partnership. The HomeCare Association of Louisiana 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 Louisiana accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 30% of Louisiana home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 455 Louisiana certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 210 Louisiana 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
Louisiana Quality of Care (#42 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs Louisiana 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 Louisiana earned the ratings listed below. More Info
Louisiana Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Louisiana that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Physical Therapy Services||99.5%|
|Home Health Aid Services||98.1%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||97.6%|
|Speech Pathology Services||93.3%|
|Medical Social Services||87.6%|
Louisiana Agencies by City
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