Kansas Home Health Care Agencies
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.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Kansas Home Care ServicesIn Kansas, a home care agency must be licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. All agencies in Kansas are licensed and surveyed by the state, and many are certified by Medicare. Medicare-certified programs are surveyed annually against the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
The state requires that each home health agency shall accept a patient only when the agency reasonably expects that the patient's medical, rehabilitation, and social needs can be met adequately by the agency in the patient's place of residence. All home health care agencies must create a plan of care for each patient. A plan of care means a plan based on the patient's diagnosis and the assessment of the patient's immediate and long range needs and resources. The plan of care is established in consultation with the home health services team which may include the physician, pertinent members of the agency staff, the patient, and members of the patient's family. If the plan of care includes procedures and services which, according to professional practice acts, require a physician's authorization, the plan of care shall be signed by a physician and shall be renewed every 62 days.
They also require each patient's records to include the following:
- The patient's plan of care;
- the name of the patient's physician;
- drug, dietary, treatment, and activity orders;
- signed and dated admission and clinical notes that are written the day the
service is rendered and incorporated at least weekly;
- copies of summary reports sent to the physician;
- copies of progress notes
Kansas Home Health Care Resources
For additional information about various home care options in Kansas, many home health care agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership. The Kansas HomeCare Association 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 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 372 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%
Kansas Agencies by City
- What is Home Care?
- Home Health Care vs. Non-Medical Home Care
- Home Health Care Services
- Non-Medical Home Care Services
- How is Home Care Different from Other Care Options?
- When is Home Care Needed?
- Benefits of Home Care
- Talking to a Loved One
- Selecting a Home Care Agency
- Medicare Quality Data
- Hospice Care
- Home Care Safety
- Considering Home Care Staff
- Home Health Care Costs
- Ways to Pay for Home Care
- Medicare and Home Care
- Medicaid and Home Care
- Does Insurance Cover Home Care
- Using a Reverse Mortgage to Stay Home