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Cost of Hawaii Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Hawaii is $24.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Hawaii. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Hawaii, the average hourly rate is $24.50. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

U.S.$20
California$23
Hawaii$24

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Hawaii accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 20% of Hawaii home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 71 Hawaii certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 16 Hawaii 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

Hawaii Home Care Services

Of the home care agencies in Hawaii 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%

Speech Pathology Services: 93.8%

Medical Social Services: 87.5%

Occupational Therapy Services: 87.5%

Researching Home Care in Hawaii? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Hawaii home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Hawaii, report it to:
Department of Health of Hawaii - State Licensing Section
hawaii.gov
Local: (808) 692-7420
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Hawaii home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Insurance Division of Hawaii - Department of Commerce/Consumer Affairs
cca.hawaii.gov
Local: (808) 586-2790
Do you know all of the Hawaii health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Hawaii Health Department at the following:
Hawaii Department of Health
hawaii.gov
Local: (808) 586-4400
Are you on Hawaii resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Hawaii medical assistance office at:
Department of Human Services of Hawaii
med-quest.us
Local: (808) 524-3370
Tollfree: (800) 316-8005
Tollfree TDD: (800) 603-1201
Spanish: (800) 316-8005
Are you familiar with the assistance Hawaii Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

County of Kauai Agency on Elderly Affairs
Lihue, HI
(808) 241-4470
Elderly Affairs Division, City and County of Honolulu
Honolulu, HI
(808) 768-7700
Maui County Office on Aging
Wailuku, HI
(808) 270-7755
Hawaii County Office of Aging
Hilo, HI
(808) 961-8600

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