Maine Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Maine Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Maine is $20.00.
The monthly base rate for Maine home care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Maine is also more expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Maine. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Maine, the average hourly rate is $22.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Maine Home Care Services
In Maine, the term home health agency indicates that a home care provider is Medicare certified. A Medicare-certified agency has met federal minimum requirements for patient care and management and therefore can provide Medicare and Medicaid home health services. Due to regulatory requirements, services provided by these agencies are highly supervised and controlled. Some agencies deliver a variety of home care services through physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, homemakers and home health aides, durable medical equipment and supply dealers, and volunteers. A directory of home health care agencies can be found at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services web site.
Maine Home Health Care Resources
The VNA Home Health and Hospice is a not for profit that serves all who qualify,
regardless of age or ability to pay. Maine home care services with the VNA are
paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. The VNA staff
will evaluate eligibility via phone or home visit. Maine home care clients must
have a physician's referral and be classified as homebound or needing skilled
VNA Home Health and Hospice
50 Foden Road South
Portland, ME 04106
Primary Phone: 207-780-8624
For additional information about various home care options, many home health care agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership. The Home Care & Hospice Alliance of Maine can help refer you to one of their member agencies. To find a 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 Maine accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 20% of Maine home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 118 Maine certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 26 Maine 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
Maine Quality of Care (#3 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs Maine 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 Maine earned the ratings listed below. More Info
Maine Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Maine that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Home Health Aid Services||96.2%|
|Physical Therapy Services||96.2%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||92.3%|
|Speech Pathology Services||84.6%|
|Medical Social Services||84.6%|
Maine 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