West Virginia Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of West Virginia Home Care
According to the 2012 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in West Virginia is $15.00.
The monthly base rate for West Virginia home care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. West Virginia is also less expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in West Virginia. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In West Virginia, the average hourly rate is $16.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
West Virginia Home Care Services
Home health care agencies in West Virginia can be licensed to perform both
personal and health services. Personal care services can be offered through
the Community Care Program for the Elderly Admissions through Senior Centers
in each county. Medical criteria for these services are less stringent than
those for nursing home, home health and aged/disabled waiver services.
Eligibility for such services include individuals 60+ who are Medicaid eligible and medically stable. Home health care is defined as medical care under the direction of a physician for those individuals requiring skilled nursing and a rehabilitative service. Those eligible for home health care are individuals that must need a skilled level of care. Services include in-home nursing and related services.
West Virginia Home Health Care Resources
Home Health Care agencies are licensed by the State of West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Bureau for Public Health, Office of Health Facility licensure and Certification. For more information about licensing regulations or other requirements, contact (304) 558-1500. For additional information about various options, many home health care agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership called the West Virginia Council of Home Care Agencies Inc. You can find out more about Medicare certified member agencies va their contact information below.
West Virginia Council of Home Care Agencies Inc.
Route 1 Box 190
Middlebourne, WV 26149
In addition, the not for profit West Virginia Visiting Nurses Association may be a useful resource and serves all West Virginia home care consumers who qualify, regardless of age or ability to pay. Agency staff will evaluate eligibility via phone or home visit.
VNA of Medical Park
58 16th Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Primary Phone: 304-243-4663
Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare
It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in West Virginia accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 30% of West Virginia home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 144 West Virginia certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 58 West 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
West Virginia Quality of Care (#19 in the U.S.)
Medicare periodically performs West 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 West Virginia earned the ratings listed below. More Info
West Virginia Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in West Virginia that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
|Physical Therapy Services||100.0%|
|Nursing Care Services||100.0%|
|Home Health Aid Services||94.8%|
|Occupational Therapy Services||75.9%|
|Speech Pathology Services||69.0%|
|Medical Social Services||69.0%|
West Virginia Agencies by City
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- Home Health Care vs. Non-Medical Home Care
- Home Health Care Services
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- 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
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- Home Care Safety
- Considering Home Care Staff
- Home Health Care Costs
- Ways to Pay for Home Care
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