Virginia Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Virginia Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Virginia is $17.75.
The monthly base rate for Virginia home care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Virginia is also less expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Virginia. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Virginia, the average hourly rate is $18.25. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Virginia Home Care Services
In Virginia, home health care agencies are licensed by the Virginia Department
of Health. Information, including a listing of all regulations, and a directory
of service providers can be found on the Virginia Department of Public Health
web site. The Virginia Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman investigates
and resolves complaints about long-term care. The Ombudsman Program endorses
a list of rights and responsibilities. In Virginia, home care consumers and
their families or caregivers have the right to
- Be fully informed of their rights and responsibilities by a home care provider
- Receive appropriate and professional care consistent with physician’s orders
-Choose their care provider(s)
The Ombudsman can be contacted through the Virginia Department for the Aging, which has additional materials related to home health care agencies.
Virginia Home Health Care Resources
Virginia Association for Home Care (VAHC)
5407 Patterson Avenue, Suite 200B
Richmond, VA 23226
Phone: (804) 285-8636
Fax: (804) 288-3303
Virginia Department for the Aging
1610 Forest Avenue, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23229
Phone: (804) 662-9333
Fax: (804) 662-9354
Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare
It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Virginia accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 30% of Virginia home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 582 Virginia certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 234 Virginia 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
Virginia Quality of Care (#20 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs Virginia 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 Virginia earned the ratings listed below. More Info
Virginia Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Virginia that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Physical Therapy Services||98.3%|
|Home Health Aid Services||94.9%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||93.6%|
|Speech Pathology Services||87.2%|
|Medical Social Services||76.5%|
Virginia Agencies by City
Big Stone Gap
King & Queen City
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- Home Health Care vs. Non-Medical Home Care
- Home Health Care Services
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- Selecting a Home Care Agency
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- Considering Home Care Staff
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