North Carolina Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of North Carolina Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in North Carolina is $16.50.
The monthly base rate for North Carolina home care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. North Carolina is also less expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in North Carolina. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In North Carolina, the average hourly rate is $17.50. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
North Carolina Home Care Services
North Carolina home health care agencies must hold a current license from the
North Carolina Division of Health Services Regulation (DHSR). All home care
agencies that provide "hands on" care must be licensed by the State. As of January
the 1st, 2010, all companion and sitter agencies must be licensed as well even
though they do not provide "hands on" care.
The North Carolina licensure requires that agencies meet specific standards regarding the administration of the agency, staff competencies, supervision of patient care, and records. Licensed home care agencies are also required to do criminal background checks on all employees that enter a patient's home. The DHSR is available to make on-site visits to follow-up any complaints received related to agency care.
North Carolina Home Health Care Resources
Home health care agencies that are medicare-certified programs are surveyed annually against the Medicare Conditions of Participation. North Carolina in-home aide services may be covered by North Carolina's Medicaid Personal Care Program (PCS), long-term care insurance, private insurance, veteran's benefits or private pay. Criteria for North Carolina's Medicaid PCS program may be discussed with a PCS provider agency.
For additional information about various home care options in North Carolina, many agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership. The Association for Home & Hospice Care of North Carolina, Inc. 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. For a comprehensive directory of home care and hospice agencies in North Carolina, listed by the counties they serve, visit this link.
Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare
It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in North Carolina accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of North Carolina home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 542 North Carolina certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 177 North Carolina 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
North Carolina Quality of Care (#35 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs North Carolina 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 North Carolina earned the ratings listed below. More Info
North Carolina Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in North Carolina that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Physical Therapy Services||99.4%|
|Home Health Aid Services||97.7%|
|Speech Pathology Services||92.7%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||92.1%|
|Medical Social Services||90.4%|
North Carolina Agencies by City
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- 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
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