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Wisconsin Home Health Care Agencies

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Home health care agencies in Wisconsin are listed by city below. For best results, try searching by by zip code Wisconsin to view all agencies that serve your area instead of just agencies that are located in your city.

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Cost of Wisconsin Home Care

According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Wisconsin is $19.50.

The monthly base rate for Wisconsin home care is typically average when compared to neighboring states. Wisconsin is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Wisconsin. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Wisconsin, the average hourly rate is $21.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

U.S.$18
Michigan$19
Illinois$20
Wisconsin$20
Iowa$20
Minnesota$22

Wisconsin Home Care Services

In Wisconsin, a home health agency must be licensed and is defined as an organization that provides part-time and intermittent skilled nursing and other therapeutic services on a visiting basis to persons in their homes. Agencies which do not provide nursing care, but offer assistance with activities of daily living, housekeeping activities, and/or accompanying client to medical appointments do not need to be licensed.

Wisconsin Home Health Care Resources

There is a Wisconsin Home Health Hotline at 1-800-642-6552 or (608) 267-1441. The hotline may also be used to file complaints as well as get information about home health care in Wisconsin. A recorded message asks callers to leave their message on an answering machine. Callers should include: name, area code and telephone number and whether they are seeking information or wanting to file a complaint. Calls are returned by the next working day.

The toll-free Home Health Hotline helps Wisconsin residents with information about:

  • Local home health care agencies;
  • Agency certification for Medicare and/or the Medical Assistance Program;
  • Results of state inspections of agencies; and
  • Complaints which have been filed against the agency within the last two years.

Home health care clients in Wisconsin have a number of rights protected by law. Those rights can be accessed at this web site and include, among others, the right to be treated with respect, the right to have your records treated with confidentiality, to access your records, to voice grievances, and to be informed of your responsibilities as a patient. Wisconsin's Caregiver Law requires background and criminal history checks of certain personnel who are responsible for the care, safety and security of children and adults. The law also requires covered entities to investigate and report incidents of misconduct (abuse, neglect or misappropriation of property).

Your local Wisconsin Visiting Nurses Association may be a useful resource. The VNA serves all who qualify, regardless of age or ability to pay and home care services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. The Kenosha VNA is located below:

Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association, Inc.
600 52nd Street, Suite 300
Kenosha, WI 53140
Primary Phone: 262-656-8400
Fax: 262-656-8400

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Wisconsin accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Wisconsin home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 339 Wisconsin certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 118 Wisconsin 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

Wisconsin Quality of Care (#23 in the U.S.)



Medicare periodically performs Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin earned the ratings listed below. More Info

Wisconsin Home Care Services

Of the home care agencies in Wisconsin that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.

Home Health Aid Services100.0%
Nursing Care Services100.0%
Physical Therapy Services86.4%
Occupational Therapy Services84.7%
Speech Pathology Services78.0%
Medical Social Services57.6%

Wisconsin Agencies by City