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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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Arkansas Home Care Services

The Arkansas Department of Health maintains a directory of home health care agencies. Plus, the Arkansas State Board of Health operates their own non-profit home health care program. Since 1968, the program has cared for thousands of people in their homes under physician's orders through their 74 offices. Those Medicare-certified Arkansas home health care programs are surveyed annually against the Medicare Conditions of Participation.

Arkansas Home Health Care Resources

You can find the Arkansas Department of Health's directory via this link. The Arkansas State Board of Health's non-profit home health care program's web site can be found here. In addition, the not for profit Visiting Nurses Association may be a useful resource for home care in Arkansas and serves all who qualify, regardless of age or ability to pay. Services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. Agency staff will evaluate eligibility via phone or home visit. Clients must have a physician's referral and be classified as homebound or needing skilled care.

VNA of Arkansas
Two Vincent Circle
Little Rock, AR 72205
Primary Phone: 501-552-3000
Referral: 501-664-4933
Fax: 501-664-5861

For additional information about various options, many home health care agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership. The Home Care Association of Arkansas can help refer you to one of their member agencies as needed. To contact the home care and hospice agency that serves your town, visit their web site.

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%

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