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Cost of Alabama Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Alabama is $16.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Alabama. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Alabama, the average hourly rate is $16.50. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Mississippi$16
Alabama$16
Tennessee$18
Florida$18
Georgia$18
U.S.$20

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Alabama accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Alabama home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 420 Alabama certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 149 Alabama 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

Alabama Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Home Health Aid Services: 98.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 96.6%

Occupational Therapy Services: 77.9%

Medical Social Services: 77.9%

Speech Pathology Services: 73.2%

Researching Home Care in Alabama? Ask these questions:

  • Is the home care agency licensed in Alabama?
    Does Alabama 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 Alabama 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 Alabama? 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 Alabama 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 Alabama?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the agency accept Alabama Medicaid waivers?

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

Do you have a complaint against a Alabama home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Alabama, report it to:
Bureau of Home and Community Services of Alabama
adph.org
Local: (334) 206-5341
Tollfree: (800) 225-9770
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Alabama home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Insurance Department of Alabama - Consumer Service Division
aldoi.gov
Local: (334) 269-3550
Tollfree: (800) 433-3966
Do you know all of the Alabama health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Alabama Health Department at the following:
Alabama Department of Public Health
adph.org
Local: (334) 206-5300
Tollfree: (800) 252-1818
Spanish: (866) 874-3972
Are you on Alabama resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Alabama medical assistance office at:
Medicaid Agency of Alabama
medicaid.alabama.gov
Local: (334) 242-5000
Tollfree: (800) 362-1504
Are you familiar with the assistance Alabama Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

Your Alabama Area Agencies on the Aging are a GREAT Resource. The AAA offices provide different assistance to Alabama residents 60+ years of age. Alabama Area Agencies on the Aging offer guidance on caregiver support, nutrition, ombudsmen help, assistance programs and referrals, insurance counseling and even transportation.

Find your local Alabama AAA below:

Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments Department of Aging Services
Muscle Shoals, AL
(256) 389-0500
West Alabama Regional Commission
Northport, AL
(205) 333-2990
Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging
Alabaster, AL
(205) 670-5770
East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission
Anniston, AL
(256) 237-6741
South Central Alabama Development Commission and Area Agency on Aging
Montgomery, AL
(334) 244-6903
Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
Camden, AL
(334) 682-5206
Southern Alabama Regional Council on Aging
Dothan, AL
(334) 793-6843
South Alabama Regional Planning Commission
Mobile, AL
(251) 433-6541
Central Alabama Aging Consortium
Montgomery, AL
(334) 240-4680
Lee-Russell Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Opelika, AL
(334) 749-5264
North Central Alabama Regional Councils of Governments
Decatur, AL
(256) 355-4515
Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments (TARCOG)
Huntsville, AL
(256) 830-0818
United Way Area Agency on Aging of Jefferson County
Birmingham, AL
(205) 458-3330

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