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Cost of Georgia Home Care

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

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Georgia. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Georgia, the average hourly rate is $18.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Alabama$16
North Carolina$18
Tennessee$18
South Carolina$18
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 Georgia accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 15% of Georgia home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 621 Georgia certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 105 Georgia 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

Georgia Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 98.1%

Speech Pathology Services: 97.1%

Home Health Aid Services: 95.2%

Occupational Therapy Services: 93.3%

Medical Social Services: 82.9%

Researching Home Care in Georgia? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Georgia home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Georgia, report it to:
Healthcare facility Regulatory Division
dch.georgia.gov
Local: (404) 657-5850
Tollfree: (800) 878-6442
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Georgia home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Insurance of Georgia
gainsurance.org
Local: (404) 656-2070
Tollfree: (800) 656-2298
Do you know all of the Georgia health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Georgia Health Department at the following:
Georgia Department of Community Health
dch.georgia.gov
Local: (404) 656-4507
Are you on Georgia resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Georgia medical assistance office at:
Georgia Department of Community Health
dch.georgia.gov
Local: (404) 656-4507
Tollfree: (800) 869-1150
Are you familiar with the assistance Georgia Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Heart of Georgia Altamaha Regional Commission - Area Agency on Aging
Baxley, GA
(912) 367-3648
Atlanta Regional Commission
Atlanta, GA
(404) 463-3333
Central Savannah River Area Agency on Aging
Augusta, GA
(706) 210-2018
Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging
Franklin, GA
(770) 854-6026
Coastal Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
Darien, GA
(800) 580-6860
Northwest Georgia Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging
Rome, GA
(706) 802-5506
Legacy Link
Oakwood, GA
(770) 538-2650
River Valley Area Agency on Aging
Columbus, GA
(706) 256-2900
Middle Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Macon, GA
(478) 751-6466
Northeast Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Athens, GA
(706) 583-2546
Southwest Georgia Council on Aging
Albany, GA
(229) 432-1124
Southern Georgia Area Agency on Aging
Waycross, GA
(912) 287-5888

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