Washington Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Washington Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Washington is $21.50.
The monthly base rate for Washington home care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Washington is also more expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Washington. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Washington, the average hourly rate is $22.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Washington Home Care Services
In the state of Washington, all Home Health Agencies (HHAs) are licensed by the state to provide care within the minimum health and safety standards established by regulation and rule. The Department of Health enforces the standards by periodically conducting unannounced surveys of these agencies.
Washington Home Health Care Resources
The Department of Health has created a Complete Law Book for In-Home Service Agencies. All legal requirements are listed within this book.
Washington State Department of Health
Health Systems Quality Assurance
310 Israel Rd, P.O. Box 47860
Olympia, WA 98501-7860
Phone number 360.236.4700
Fax number 360.236.4818
For additional information the Home Care Association of Washington can help refer you to one of their member agencies as needed. The association is a useful resource of Washington state home health care agencies who have joined together. You can find out more about Medicare certified member agencies there.
Home Care Association of Washington
Phone: (425) 775-8120
Fax (425) 771-9588
The not for profit Washington Visiting Nurses Association provides home care services to all who qualify that are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. The VNA agency staff will evaluate your eligibility and clients must have a physician's referral and be classified as homebound or needing skilled care.
Seattle Visiting Nurse Association
170 West Dayton Street
Edmonds, WA 98020
Primary Phone: 206-522-5018
Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare
It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Washington accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 20% of Washington home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 274 Washington certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 62 Washington 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
Washington Quality of Care (#41 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs Washington 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 Washington earned the ratings listed below. More Info
Washington Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Washington that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Physical Therapy Services||98.4%|
|Home Health Aid Services||95.2%|
|Speech Pathology Services||93.5%|
|Medical Social Services||93.5%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||91.9%|
Washington 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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