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Cost of Colorado Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Colorado is $21.73.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Colorado. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Colorado, the average hourly rate is $22.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Oklahoma$19
New Mexico$19
Kansas$19
U.S.$20
Arizona$20
Wyoming$20
Utah$21
Colorado$22
Nebraska$22

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Colorado accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 35% of Colorado home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 393 Colorado certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 194 Colorado 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

Colorado Home Care Services

Of the home care agencies in Colorado 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: 95.4%

Physical Therapy Services: 93.8%

Occupational Therapy Services: 90.7%

Speech Pathology Services: 84.0%

Medical Social Services: 71.6%

Researching Home Care in Colorado? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Colorado home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Colorado, report it to:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
cdphe.state.co.us
Local: (303) 692-2800
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Colorado home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Insurance of Colorado
dora.state.co.us
Local: (303) 894-7499
Tollfree: (800) 930-3745
Do you know all of the Colorado health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Colorado Health Department at the following:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
cdphe.state.co.us
Local: (303) 692-2000
Local TDD: (303) 691-7700
Tollfree: (800) 886-7689
Are you on Colorado resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Colorado medical assistance office at:
Department of Health Care Policy and Financing of Colorado
chcpf.state.co.us
Local: (303) 866-3513
Tollfree: (800) 221-3943
Are you familiar with the assistance Colorado Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Northeastern Colorado Area Agency on Aging
Fort Morgan, CO
(970) 867-9409
Larimer County Office on Aging
Fort Collins, CO
(970) 498-7750
Weld County Area Agency on Aging
Greeley, CO
(970) 346-6950
Denver Regional Council of Governments
Denver, CO
(303) 455-1000
Boulder County Area Agency on Aging
Boulder, CO
(303) 441-3570
Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Colorado Springs, CO
(719) 471-7080
East Central Colorado Area Agency on Aging
Stratton, CO
(719) 348-5562
Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging
La Junta, CO
(719) 383-3166
Pueblo Area Agency on Aging
Pueblo, CO
(719) 583-6120
South Central Colorado Seniors
Alamosa, CO
(719) 589-4511
San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging
Pagosa Springs, CO
(970) 264-0501
Region 10 Area Agency on Aging
Montrose, CO
(970) 249-2436
Northwest Colorado Area Agency on Aging
Grand Junction, CO
(970) 248-2717
Alpine Area Agency on Aging
Silverthorne, CO
(970) 468-0295
Upper Arkansas Area Agency on Aging
Salida, CO
(719) 539-3341
South Central Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Trinidad, CO
(719) 845-1133

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