Utah Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Utah Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Utah is $19.75.
The monthly base rate for Utah home care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Utah is also more expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Utah. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Utah, the average hourly rate is $21.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Utah Home Care ServicesThe state of Utah defines Home health services as part-time intermittent health care services that are based on medical necessity and provided to eligible persons in their places of residence when the home is the most appropriate and cost effective setting that is consistent with the client's medical need. The goals of home health care are to minimize the effects of disability or pain; promote, maintain, or protect health; and prevent premature or inappropriate institutionalization.
Utah Home Health Care Resources
The Utah Department of Health is responsible for licensing all home health
care agencies in the state. For information on licensed agencies, contact the
licensing department at 1-800-622-4157.For additional information about various
options, many home health care agencies have joined together for a cooperative
partnership. The Utah Association of Home Care can help refer you to one of
their member agencies as needed. To contact the home care and hospice agency
that serves your town, simply dial 1-801-487-8242.
In addition, the not for profit Utah Visiting Nurses Association may be a useful resource and serves all who qualify, regardless of age or ability to pay. Utah home care services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. Agency staff will evaluate eligibility via phone or home visit. Clients must have a physician's referral and be classified as homebound or needing skilled care.
Community Nursing Service
383 W. Vine Street Suite 300
Murray, UT 84123
Primary Phone: 801-233-6100
For a complete list of rules and regulations regarding home health care in Utah, go to this link.
Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare
It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Utah accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 35% of Utah home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 176 Utah certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 103 Utah 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
Utah Quality of Care (#12 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs Utah 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 Utah earned the ratings listed below. More Info
Utah Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Utah that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Physical Therapy Services||100.0%|
|Home Health Aid Services||100.0%|
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||99.0%|
|Medical Social Services||97.1%|
|Speech Pathology Services||94.2%|
Utah 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
- Using a Reverse Mortgage to Stay Home