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Cost of Alaska Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Alaska is $26.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Alaska. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Alaska, the average hourly rate is $26.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

U.S.$20
Washington$24
Alaska$26

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Alaska accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Alaska home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 47 Alaska certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 14 Alaska 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

Alaska Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 92.9%

Home Health Aid Services: 92.9%

Medical Social Services: 85.7%

Speech Pathology Services: 78.6%

Occupational Therapy Services: 78.6%

Researching Home Care in Alaska? Ask these questions:

  • Is the home care agency licensed in Alaska?
    Does Alaska license home care agencies, and if so, does the agency have a good-standing license?
  • What type of services does the home care company provide?
    Does the agency provide supportive care services such as housekeeping and bathing/dressing? Does the agency provide home health services provided by an adequately trained health care aide, therapist or nurse?
  • What funds will pay for the services provided by the Alaska home care agency?
    Was the home care prescribed by a doctor? Will Medicare or other health insurance cover the visits or are you requesting home care that is private duty and therefore you will be responsible for the cost?
  • What staff will be providing your home care service?
    Does the staff meet your needs and the requirements, if any, of Alaska? Depending on your needs, staff could include therapists, nurses, social workers, aides or home attendants.
  • How long has the home care worker been employed? Has the caregiver been evaluated recently?
    Ensure the staff has met the Alaska requirements for the tasks and has been property trained and vetted by the agency.
  • Will you have the same staff member for every future visit?
    Ask if the same caregiver or staff member will return on future visits.
  • Does Medicaid cover home care services in Alaska?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the agency accept Alaska Medicaid waivers?

Important Helpful Contacts for Alaska Home Health Consumers and Alaska Senior Citizens

Do you have a complaint against a Alaska home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Alaska, report it to:
DHSS of Alaska - Division of Healthcare Services & Health Facilities Licensing and Certification Uni
dhss.alaska.gov
Local: (907) 334-2483
Tollfree: (888) 387-9387
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Alaska home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Insurance Division of Alaska
commerce.state.ak.us
Local: (907) 269-7900
Tollfree: (800) 467-8725
Do you know all of the Alaska health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Alaska Health Department at the following:
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
hss.state.ak.us
Local: (907) 465-3030
Are you on Alaska resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Alaska medical assistance office at:
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
hss.state.ak.us
Local: (907) 465-3030
Tollfree: (800) 780-9972

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