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Home health care agencies in Tennessee are listed by city below. For best results, try searching by by zip code Tennessee to view all agencies that serve your area instead of just agencies that are located in your city.
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
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.
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 403 Tennessee certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 145 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
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
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||96.6%|
|Home Health Aid Services||93.1%||Occupational Therapy Services||91.7%|
|Medical Social Services||89.0%||Speech Pathology Services||87.6%|