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Cost of Delaware Home Care

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

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

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

Maryland$20
U.S.$20
Delaware$20
New Jersey$20
Pennsylvania$20

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Delaware accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 15% of Delaware home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 143 Delaware certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 25 Delaware 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

Delaware Home Care Services

Of the home care agencies in Delaware 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: 96.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 76.0%

Occupational Therapy Services: 68.0%

Medical Social Services: 56.0%

Speech Pathology Services: 36.0%

Researching Home Care in Delaware? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Delaware home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Delaware, report it to:
Office of Health Facilities of Delaware - Licensing and Certification
dhss.delaware.gov
Local: (302) 283-7220
Tollfree: (800) 942-7373
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Delaware home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Insurance Department of Delaware - Consumer Service Division
delawareinsurance.gov
Local: (302) 674-7310
Tollfree: (800) 282-8611
Do you know all of the Delaware health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Delaware Health Department at the following:
Delaware Health and Social Services
dhss.delaware.gov
Local: (302) 255-9040
Tollfree: (800) 372-2022
Are you on Delaware resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Delaware medical assistance office at:
Delaware Health and Social Services
dhss.delaware.gov
Local: (302) 255-9500
Tollfree: (800) 372-2022

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