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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


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 980 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%

Researching Home Care in Illinois? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Illinois home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Illinois, report it to:
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Local: (217) 782-7412
Tollfree: (800) 252-4343
Tollfree TDD: (800) 547-0466
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Illinois home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Illinois Division of Insurance
Local: (217) 785-0820
Tollfree: (888) 473-4858
Do you know all of the Illinois health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Illinois Health Department at the following:
Illinois Department of Public Health
Local: (217) 782-4977
Are you on Illinois resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Illinois medical assistance office at:
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Local: (217) 782-4977
Local Notes: 8008436154
Local TDD: (800) 547-0466
Tollfree: (800) 226-0768
Tollfree TDD: (800) 526-5812
Are you familiar with the assistance Illinois Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Rockford, IL
(815) 226-4901
Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Rock Island, IL
(309) 793-6800
Central Illinois Agency on Aging
Peoria, IL
(309) 674-2071
East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Bloomington, IL
(309) 829-2065
West Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Quincy, IL
(217) 223-7904
Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland
Springfield, IL
(217) 787-9234
AgeSmart Community Resources
Belleville, IL
(618) 222-2561
Midland Area Agency on Aging
Centralia, IL
(618) 532-1853
Southeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Mount Carmel, IL
(618) 262-2306
Egyptian Area Agency on Aging
Carterville, IL
(618) 985-8311
Chicago Department of Family & Support Services
Chicago, IL
(312) 743-0300
Oak Park, IL
(708) 383-0258
Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Kankakee, IL
(815) 939-0727

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