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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$19
U.S.$20
Wyoming$20
Utah$21
Nevada$21
Oregon$22
Montana$23
Washington$24

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%

Researching Home Care in Idaho? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Idaho home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Idaho, report it to:
Bureau of Facility Standards
healthandwelfare.idaho.gov or facilitystandards.idaho.gov
Local: (208) 334-6626
Tollfree TDD: (800) 377-3529
Spanish: (800) 874-9426
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Idaho home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Insurance of Idaho
doi.idaho.gov
Local: (208) 334-4250
Tollfree: (800) 721-4422
Do you know all of the Idaho health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Idaho Health Department at the following:
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
healthandwelfare.idaho.gov or facilitystandards.idaho.gov
Local: (208) 334-5500
Are you on Idaho resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Idaho medical assistance office at:
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
healthandwelfare.idaho.gov or facilitystandards.idaho.gov
Local: (208) 334-6700
Are you familiar with the assistance Idaho Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Area Agency on Aging of North Idaho
Coeur d'Alene, ID
(208) 667-3179
Area Agency on Aging of North Central Idaho
Lewiston, ID
(208) 743-5580
Area 3 Senior Services Agency- Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging
Meridian, ID
(208) 898-7060
College of Southern Idaho Office on Aging
Twin Falls, ID
(208) 736-2122
Southeast Idaho Council of Governments, Area Agency on Aging
Pocatello, ID
(208) 233-4032
Area Agency on Aging of Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership
Idaho Falls, ID
(208) 522-5391

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