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Cost of Kansas Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Kansas is $18.98.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Kansas. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Kansas, the average hourly rate is $20.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Kansas accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Kansas home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 377 Kansas certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 118 Kansas 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

Kansas Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 96.6%

Home Health Aid Services: 93.2%

Occupational Therapy Services: 89.0%

Speech Pathology Services: 86.4%

Medical Social Services: 63.6%

Researching Home Care in Kansas? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Kansas home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Kansas, report it to:
Department of Aging and Disability Services
Local: (785) 296-4986
Local TDD: (785) 291-3167
Tollfree: (800) 842-0078
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Kansas home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Insurance Department of Kansas
Local: (785) 296-7850
Tollfree: (800) 432-2484
Do you know all of the Kansas health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Kansas Health Department at the following:
Department of Aging and Disability Services
Local: (785) 296-4986
Tollfree: (800) 432-3535
Are you on Kansas resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Kansas medical assistance office at:
DCR (Fomerly Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services of Kansas)
Local: (785) 296-3981
Tollfree: (800) 766-9012
Are you familiar with the assistance Kansas Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Wyandotte/Leavenworth AAA/Aging & Disability Resource Center
Kansas City, KS
(913) 573-8531
Central Plains Area Agency on Aging
Wichita, KS
(316) 660-7298
Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center
Hays, KS
(785) 628-8204
Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging
Topeka, KS
(785) 235-1367
Southeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center
Chanute, KS
(620) 431-2980
Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center
Dodge City, KS
(620) 225-8230
East Central Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Center
Ottawa, KS
(785) 242-7200
North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center
Manhattan, KS
(785) 776-9294
Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center
Hiawatha, KS
(785) 742-7152
South Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center
Arkansas City, KS
(620) 442-0268
Johnson County Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Center
Olathe, KS
(913) 715-8861

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