Oklahoma Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Oklahoma Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Oklahoma is $17.00.
The monthly base rate for Oklahoma home care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Oklahoma is also less expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Oklahoma. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Oklahoma, the average hourly rate is $18.75. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Oklahoma Home Care ServicesAll agencies must be licensed by the State Department of Health to do business in Oklahoma. An agency does not have to be Medicare certified unless it receives payment from Medicare. The Oklahoma Bar Association recommends that seniors should, in choosing among available home care providers, look for some of these things:
- Certification and membership: Medicare, Medicaid, the Oklahoma Association of Health Care, the Oklahoma Department of Health, the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, Home Care Association of America, National Association of Home Care;
- Reputation: references from doctors and public health workers; and,
- Personnel Standards: skill levels of employees and the process used to screen and select employees.
Oklahoma Home Health Care Resources
If you have questions or need a referral, call: Oklahoma Association for Home Care (405) 495-5995 or Home Care Association of America at (202) 547-7424 . To verify whether a particular home health care provider is licensed, you may call the Oklahoma Department of Health at (405) 271-5600 or 1-800-522-0203.
The VNA of Tulsa, a not for profit association, may be a useful home health
care resource. The VNA serves all who qualify, regardless of your age or ability
to pay. Home care services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance
companies. The VNA staff will evaluate eligibility via phone or home visit.
Home health care clients must have a physician's referral and be classified
as homebound or needing skilled care.
VNA of Tulsa
7875 East 51st Street, Ste N-3
Tulsa, OK 74145
Primary Phone: 918-743-9810
For additional information about various home care options, many Oklahoma home health agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership. The Oklahoma Association for Home Care can help refer you to one of their member agencies as needed. Visit the association's web site to contact the home care and hospice agency that serves your town.
Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare
It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Oklahoma accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 40% of Oklahoma home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 408 Oklahoma certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 269 Oklahoma 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
Oklahoma Quality of Care (#27 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma earned the ratings listed below. More Info
Oklahoma Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Oklahoma that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Physical Therapy Services||99.3%|
|Home Health Aid Services||95.5%|
|Speech Pathology Services||88.5%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||87.7%|
|Medical Social Services||71.0%|
Oklahoma 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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