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Cost of Idaho Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Idaho is $19.13.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Idaho. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Idaho, the average hourly rate is $20.25. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States


Idaho Home Care Services

The State of Idaho refers to non-medical in-home care agencies as "Personal Assistance Services." Non-medical in-home care services are not required to be licensed in the State of Idaho. However, Idaho has established standards for non-medical in-home care agencies and the services they provide for state Medicaid participants; these standards are cited in Idaho State Statutes, Title 39, Chapter 56.

The State of Idaho defines Home Health Agencies as a service "that primarily provides skilled nursing services by licensed nurses and at least one other health care service to a patient in the patient's place of residence. Idaho Home Health Agencies are licensed by the Idaho State Department of Health and Welfare, although the state often grants licenses to home health agencies without conducting a licensure survey if the agency is a Medicare-certified agency.

Idaho Home Health Agency Authorized Services

The services Idaho Home Health Agencies are permitted to provide are:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Homemaker/Home Health Aide Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Nutritional Services
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Medical / Social Services
  • Other related services as may be authorized by the Department of Health and Welfare

Idaho Home Health Care Resources

For more information, you can contact the: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare at (208) 334-5500. In addition you may contact the Idaho Commission on Aging for more information on resources available for seniors.

Idaho Commission on Aging
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0007
(208) 334-3833
Fax: (208) 334-3033

For additional information about various Idaho home care options, many agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership. The Idaho Association of Home Health Agencies can help refer you to one of their member agencies as needed. To contact the home care and hospice agency that serves your town, visit their web site.

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Idaho accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Idaho home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 130 Idaho certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 46 Idaho 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

Idaho Home Care Services

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

Physical Therapy Services: 100.0%

Occupational Therapy Services: 100.0%

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Speech Pathology Services: 97.8%

Medical Social Services: 95.7%

Home Health Aid Services: 95.7%

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