Tennessee Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Tennessee Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Tennessee is $16.50.
The monthly base rate for Tennessee home care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Tennessee is also less expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Tennessee. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Tennessee, the average hourly rate is $17.23. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Tennessee Home Care Services
In Tennessee, home health care agencies are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Health. To qualify as a home health care agency in the state of Tennessee, the establishment must meet the following standard as set forth by T.C.A. 68-11-201: "home health service means a service provided an outpatient by an appropriately licensed health care professional or a qualified staff member or licensed home care organization with orders recorded by a physician."
Tennessee Home Health Care Resources
An online directory of home health care agencies licensed in Tennessee can be found here. The Tennessee standards for home health care organizations can be found here. In addition, the not for profit Tennessee Visiting Nurses Association may be a useful resource to home care consumers. The association serves all consumers who qualify, regardless of age or ability to pay. Through the VNA, services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. The agency staff will evaluate a consumer's eligibility via phone or home visit. The VNA clients must have a physician's referral and be classified as homebound or needing skilled care.
2600 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 2400
Memphis, TN 38118
Primary Phone: 901-276-8300
Many home health care agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership called the Tennessee Association of Home Care. This can be a valuable resource that can help refer you to one of the association's member agencies as needed. You can also find the Tennessee home care and hospice agency that serves your area, by calling (615) 885-3393 or visiting the web site.
Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare
It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Tennessee accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Tennessee home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 406 Tennessee certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 144 Tennessee 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
Tennessee Quality of Care (#18 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs Tennessee 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 Tennessee earned the ratings listed below. More Info
Tennessee Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Tennessee that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Physical Therapy Services||95.8%|
|Home Health Aid Services||93.1%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||91.0%|
|Speech Pathology Services||88.2%|
|Medical Social Services||88.2%|
Tennessee 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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