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Cost of Florida Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Florida is $18.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Florida. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Florida, the average hourly rate is $19.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Alabama$16
Florida$18
Georgia$18
U.S.$20

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Florida accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 35% of Florida home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 2116 Florida certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 1019 Florida 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

Florida Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 99.1%

Home Health Aid Services: 96.6%

Occupational Therapy Services: 95.8%

Medical Social Services: 87.8%

Speech Pathology Services: 83.7%

Researching Home Care in Florida? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Florida home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Florida, report it to:
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
fdhc.state.fl.us
Local: (850) 412-4403
Tollfree: (888) 419-3456
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Florida home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Financial Services
myfloridacfo.com
Local: (850) 413-3089
Tollfree: (877) 693-5236
Tollfree Notes: Opt. 2 for Spanish
Do you know all of the Florida health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Florida Health Department at the following:
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
elderaffairs.state.fl.us
Local: (850) 414-2000
Local TDD: (850) 414-2001
Are you on Florida resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Florida medical assistance office at:
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
fdhc.state.fl.us
Local: (850) 487-1111
Tollfree: (866) 762-2237
Are you familiar with the assistance Florida Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Northwest Florida Area Agency on Aging
Pensacola, FL
(850) 494-7101
Area Agency on Aging for North Florida
Tallahassee, FL
(850) 488-0055
Elder Options
Gainesville, FL
ElderSource
Jacksonville, FL
(904) 391-6699
Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas
Saint Petersburg, FL
(727) 570-9696
Senior Connection Center
Tampa, FL
(813) 740-3888
Senior Resource Alliance
Orlando, FL
(407) 514-1800
Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida
North Fort Myers, FL
(239) 652-6900
Your Aging and Disability Resource Center, Area Agency on Aging
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 684-5885
Areawide Council on Aging of Broward County/Aging and Disability Resource Center
Sunrise, FL
(954) 745-9567
Alliance For Aging
Miami, FL
(305) 670-6500

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