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Cost of Indiana Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Indiana is $19.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Indiana. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Indiana, the average hourly rate is $19.50. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Indiana Home Care Services

The Indiana State Department of Health licenses agencies that provide home health care services to patients at the patient’s temporary or permanent residence. Those services can include: nursing services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social worker, home health aide and other therapeutic services. The Indiana State Department of Health inspects state licensed home health agencies for quality of care to citizens of Indiana and to ensure compliance with state law and rules. Some of the applicable laws that apply to home health care agencies include: Staff must be free from communicable diseases. Staff must be licensed as home health care aides or above and must only operate within their scope of practice.

Case management must be provided by a health care professional trained to provide such supervision. Clinical records must be maintained for every client according to professional standards. A care service plan must be written out and approved by a client or the client’s legal representative before care begins. Any permanent changes to care must be done in writing. The patient or his or her legal representative must be informed of his or her rights, which are legally protected and include the right to be treated with respect, to voice grievances, place a complaint, and be informed about the care to be furnished, as well as any changes to the care plan.

All staff must undergo at least a limited background check, although some staff must complete an expanded criminal history check. No staff members may be hired if they have ever been convicted of rape, criminal deviant conduct, failure to report battery, exploitation or neglect of an endangered adult or exploitation of an endangered adult.

Indiana Home Health Care Resources

For more information about the licensing process, to determine if a home health care agency is licensed, or to file a complaint, contact:

Indiana State Department of Health
Division of Acute Care
2 North Meridian Street, 4A
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7474 (Acute Care Receptionist)
(317) 233-1325 (ISDH Main Switchboard)

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Indiana accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 35% of Indiana home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 444 Indiana certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 228 Indiana 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

Indiana Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Home Health Aid Services: 97.4%

Physical Therapy Services: 93.4%

Occupational Therapy Services: 85.1%

Speech Pathology Services: 71.1%

Medical Social Services: 65.8%

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