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Cost of Arkansas Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Arkansas is $17.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Arkansas. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Arkansas, the average hourly rate is $17.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Louisiana$15
Mississippi$16
Arkansas$17
Tennessee$18
Texas$19
Oklahoma$19
Missouri$19
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 Arkansas accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Arkansas home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 332 Arkansas certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 113 Arkansas 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

Arkansas Home Care Services

Of the home care agencies in Arkansas 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: 98.2%

Physical Therapy Services: 95.6%

Speech Pathology Services: 74.3%

Occupational Therapy Services: 70.8%

Medical Social Services: 54.0%

Researching Home Care in Arkansas? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Arkansas home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Arkansas, report it to:
Arkansas Department of Health
healthyarkansas.com
Local: (501) 661-2000
Tollfree: (800) 223-0340
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Arkansas home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Insurance of Arkansas
arkansas.gov
Local: (501) 371-2782
Tollfree: (800) 224-6330
Do you know all of the Arkansas health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Arkansas Health Department at the following:
Arkansas Department of Health
healthy.arkansas.gov
Local: (501) 661-2000
Tollfree: (800) 462-0599
Are you on Arkansas resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Arkansas medical assistance office at:
Department of Human Services of Arkansas
medicaid.state.ar.us
Local: (501) 682-8233
Local TDD: (501) 682-8820
Tollfree: (800) 482-5431
Spanish: (800) 482-8988
Are you familiar with the assistance Arkansas Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

Your Arkansas Area Agencies on the Aging are a GREAT Resource. The AAA offices provide different assistance to Arkansas residents 60+ years of age. Arkansas 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 Arkansas AAA below:

Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas
Harrison, AR
(870) 741-1144
White River Area Agency on Aging
Batesville, AR
(870) 612-3000
East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging
Jonesboro, AR
(870) 972-5980
Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas
Pine Bluff, AR
(870) 543-6300
Care Link
North Little Rock, AR
(501) 372-5300
Area Agency on Aging of West Central Arkansas
Hot Springs, AR
(501) 321-2811
Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Arkansas
Magnolia, AR
(870) 234-7410
Area Agency on Aging of Western Arkansas
Fort Smith, AR
(479) 783-5550

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