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Cost of Washington D.C. Home Care

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

The monthly base rate for Washington D.C. home care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Washington D.C. is also equally expensive compared to the national average.

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

Virginia$18
Maryland$20
U.S.$20
Washington D.C.$20

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Washington D.C. accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 30% of Washington D.C. home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 62 Washington D.C. certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 28 Washington D.C. 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

Washington D.C. Home Care Services

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

Home Health Aid Services: 100.0%

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 92.9%

Occupational Therapy Services: 85.7%

Medical Social Services: 64.3%

Speech Pathology Services: 53.6%

Researching Home Care in Washington D.C.? Ask these questions:

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

Important Helpful Contacts for Washington D.C. Home Health Consumers and Washington D.C. Senior Citizens

Do you have a complaint against a Washington D.C. home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Washington D.C., report it to:
Department of Health of Washington, D.C.- Licensing and Registration
Local: (202) 724-8800
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Washington D.C. home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Delaware Department of Insurance - Consumer Service Division
disb.dc.gov
Local: (202) 727-8000
Spanish: (800) 367-9559
Do you know all of the Washington D.C. health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Washington D.C. Health Department at the following:
Department of Health - District of Columbia
Local: (202) 442-5955
Are you on Washington D.C. resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Washington D.C. medical assistance office at:
Department of Health - District of Columbia
Local: (202) 639-4030

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