Mississippi Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Mississippi Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Mississippi is $16.50.
The monthly base rate for Mississippi home care is typically average when compared to neighboring states. Mississippi is also less expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Mississippi. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Mississippi, the average hourly rate is $16.50. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Mississippi Home Care Services
Many older adults get the help they need to stay in their homes through the
Mississippi In-Home Services Program. The Homemaker program gives older citizens
the option of having homemakers perform the housekeeping tasks they can no longer
do or need assistance in doing. Homemakers perform routine household tasks such
as cooking, cleaning, mending, grocery shopping, laundry, consumer education,
bathing, dressing, safety education and oral hygiene assistance. The amount
of time spent in homes depends on the needs of the older adult and the availability
of the homemaker service.
This service is provided at no cost to the older person, although contributions are solicited to help expand the availability of the service. Home-delivered meals provide basic nutrition for the frail homebound elderly. In some areas home health and respite care are also provided in the home. For more information, contact the Mississippi Department of Human Services Division of Aging & Adult Services at (601) 359-4929.
Mississippi Home Health Care Resources
Mississippi Division of Aging and Adult Services
750 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Fax: (601) 359-9664
Mississippi medicare-certified programs are surveyed annually against the Medicare Conditions of Participation. For additional information about various home care options, many home health care agencies have joined together to create the Mississippi Association for Home Care. This association can help refer you to one of their member home care 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 Mississippi accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 15% of Mississippi home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 318 Mississippi certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 46 Mississippi 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
Mississippi Quality of Care (#14 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs Mississippi 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 Mississippi earned the ratings listed below. More Info
Mississippi Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Mississippi that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Home Health Aid Services||100.0%|
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Physical Therapy Services||95.7%|
|Medical Social Services||95.7%|
|Speech Pathology Services||93.5%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||89.1%|
Mississippi Agencies by City
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- 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