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Cost of Illinois Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Illinois is $21.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Illinois. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Illinois, the average hourly rate is $21.50. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States


Illinois Home Care Services

The Illinois Department of Public Health's Office of Health Care Regulation is responsible for establishing and enforcing the standards for home health agencies. Home health care agencies must be licensed and are defined by the Illinois Home Health, Home Services and Home Nursing Agency Licensing Act as a "public agency or private organization that provides skilled nursing services and at least one other home health service." Medicare-certified programs are surveyed annually against the Medicare Conditions of Participation.

Illinois Home Health Care Resources

The not for profit In Home Care VNA may be a useful resource for Illinois home care and serves all who qualify, regardless of age or ability to pay. Services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. The VNA Agency staff will evaluate eligibility via phone or home visit. Clients must have a physician's referral and be classified as homebound or needing skilled care.

In Home Care VNA
33 West Crown St., Suite A
Princeton, IL 61356
Primary Phone: 815-875-4114
Fax: 815-875-4112
Alternate: 800-882-5510

The Illinois HomeCare and Hospice Council can provide additional information about various home care options and 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 Illinois accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 40% of Illinois home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 970 Illinois certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 694 Illinois 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

Illinois Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 99.9%

Occupational Therapy Services: 98.3%

Home Health Aid Services: 96.8%

Speech Pathology Services: 96.3%

Medical Social Services: 92.9%

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