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Cost of Connecticut Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Connecticut is $20.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Connecticut. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Connecticut, 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

Connecticut$20
U.S.$20
New York$21
Rhode Island$24
Massachusetts$24

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Connecticut accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Connecticut home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 302 Connecticut certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 90 Connecticut 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

Connecticut Home Care Services

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

Physical Therapy Services: 100.0%

Home Health Aid Services: 100.0%

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Occupational Therapy Services: 98.9%

Medical Social Services: 97.8%

Speech Pathology Services: 94.4%

Researching Home Care in Connecticut? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Connecticut home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Connecticut, report it to:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
dph.state.ct.us
Local: (860) 509-7400
Tollfree: (800) 828-9769
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Connecticut home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Insurance of Connecticut
ct.gov
Local: (860) 297-3800
Tollfree: (800) 203-3447
Do you know all of the Connecticut health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Connecticut Health Department at the following:
Connecticut Department of Public Health
ct.gov
Local: (860) 509-8000
Are you on Connecticut resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Connecticut medical assistance office at:
Department of Social Services of Connecticut
dss.state.ct.us
Local: (860) 424-4908
Tollfree: (800) 842-1508
Are you familiar with the assistance Connecticut Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging and Independent Living
Bridgeport, CT
(203) 333-9288
Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut
New Haven, CT
(203) 785-8533
Senior Resources Eastern Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
Norwich, CT
(860) 887-3561
North Central Area Agency on Aging
Hartford, CT
(860) 724-6443
Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
Waterbury, CT
(203) 757-5449

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