New Mexico Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of New Mexico Home Care
According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in New Mexico is $18.98.
The monthly base rate for New Mexico home care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. New Mexico is also less expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in New Mexico. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In New Mexico, the average hourly rate is $20.13. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
New Mexico Home Care Services
New Mexico defines a home health agency as any business, entity or organization primarily engaged in providing medically directed acute, restorative, rehabilitative, maintenance, preventive and/or supportive services through professional and/or paraprofessional personnel to a patient/client in the patient/client's residence. This term does not apply to any individual, licensed practitioner providing services within the scope of his/her practice or to any business, entity or organization providing non-medically directed services in a patient/client's place of residence. New Mexico Medicare-certified programs are surveyed annually against the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
New Mexico Home Health Care Resources
The New Mexico Department of Health, Division of Health Improvement, Health Facility Licensing and Certification Bureau is responsible for licensing all home health care agencies in the state. The guidelines for home health care agencies in New Mexico can be found here.
A licensed home health agency provides at least one medically directed service, such as, but not limited to:
- Skilled Nursing
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Inhalation Therapy
- Infusion Therapy
- Speech Language Pathology
- Social Work
- Home Health Aide
- Personal Care Attendant
The New Mexico Nursing Home and Home Care Complaint Hotline is 1-800-752-8649.
For additional information about New Mexico home care options, the New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care can help refer you to one of their member agencies as needed. The association is a partnership between several home health care agencies in New Mexico. 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 New Mexico accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 35% of New Mexico home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 154 New Mexico certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 77 New Mexico 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
New Mexico Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in New Mexico that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
Nursing Care Services: 100.0%
Physical Therapy Services: 98.7%
Home Health Aid Services: 94.8%
Occupational Therapy Services: 81.8%
Medical Social Services: 79.2%
Speech Pathology Services: 77.9%
New Mexico Agencies by City
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- 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
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- Selecting a Home Care Agency
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- Home Care Safety
- Considering Home Care Staff
- Home Health Care Costs
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