Oregon Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Oregon Home Care
According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Oregon is $21.75.
The monthly base rate for Oregon home care is typically average when compared to neighboring states. Oregon is also more expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Oregon. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Oregon, the average hourly rate is $22.50. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Oregon Home Care ServicesLicensed home health agencies undergo annual licensure surveys through the Oregon Department of Human Services', Oregon Health Division. Medicare-certified programs are surveyed annually against the Medicare Conditions of Participation. Agencies have separate licensure as a result of legislation passed in 1999 by the Oregon Legislative Assembly. Rules on in-home care agency licensure were implemented in 2003.
An agency that establishes, conducts, or represents itself to the public as a home health agency must:
- Be primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing and at least one of the following other services: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social services, home health aide, or other therapeutic services;
- Have policies established by professional personnel associated with the entity, including one or more physicians and one or more registered nurses, at least two of whom are neither owners or employees of the agency, and two consumers, to govern the services that it provides;
- Require supervision by a physician, a nurse practitioner or registered nurse of all services provided by the agency. Such services are described under subsection (a) of this section;
- Maintain clinical, financial and professional records on all patients; and
- Have an overall plan and budget in effect.
Oregon Home Health Care Resources
To determine if you qualify for specific state programs that may assist with home health care, or for further assistance and information, contact the Oregon Area Agency on Aging (AAA) or Department of Human Services (DHS) local office in your area. Many providers seek voluntary accreditation through organizations such as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO); and Community Homecare Accreditation Program (CHAP).
The Oregon Association of Home Care is a partnership of many Oregon home health care agencies that can help refer you to one of their member agencies as needed. The association can be a good resource for additional home care information and you can visit their 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 Oregon accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Oregon home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 158 Oregon certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 59 Oregon 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
Oregon Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Oregon that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
Nursing Care Services: 100.0%
Physical Therapy Services: 96.6%
Home Health Aid Services: 96.6%
Speech Pathology Services: 91.5%
Medical Social Services: 91.5%
Occupational Therapy Services: 86.4%
Oregon 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
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