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Cost of Kentucky Home Care

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

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Kentucky. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Kentucky, the average hourly rate is $19.19. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

West Virginia$16
Tennessee$18
Virginia$18
Kentucky$19
Missouri$19
Indiana$19
Ohio$19
U.S.$20
Illinois$21

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Kentucky accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 30% of Kentucky home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 261 Kentucky certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 103 Kentucky 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

Kentucky Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 98.1%

Home Health Aid Services: 95.1%

Occupational Therapy Services: 93.2%

Speech Pathology Services: 89.3%

Medical Social Services: 72.8%

Researching Home Care in Kentucky? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Kentucky home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Kentucky, report it to:
Office of the Inspector General of Kentucky - Division of Community Health Services
chfs.ky.gov
Local: (502) 564-7963
Tollfree: (800) 635-6290
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Kentucky home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Insurance of Kentucky
insurance.ky.gov
Local: (502) 564-3630
Tollfree: (800) 595-6053
Do you know all of the Kentucky health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Kentucky Health Department at the following:
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
chs.ky.gov
Local: (502) 564-3970
Tollfree TDD: (800) 627-4702
Are you on Kentucky resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Kentucky medical assistance office at:
Cabinet for Health Services of Kentucky
chfs.ky.gov
Local: (502) 564-4321
Tollfree: (800) 635-2570
Are you familiar with the assistance Kentucky Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Purchase Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
Mayfield, KY
(270) 247-9426
Pennyrile Area Agency on Aging
Hopkinsville, KY
(270) 886-9484
Green River Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living
Owensboro, KY
(270) 926-4433
Barren River Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
Bowling Green, KY
(270) 781-2381
Lincoln Trail Area Agency on Aging
Elizabethtown, KY
(270) 737-6082
KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
Louisville, KY
Northern Kentucky Area Development District
Florence, KY
(859) 283-1885
Buffalo Trace Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
Maysville, KY
(606) 564-6894
Gateway Area Agency on Aging
Morehead, KY
(606) 780-0090
FIVCO Area Agency on Aging
Grayson, KY
(606) 929-1366
Big Sandy Area Agency on Aging
Prestonsburg, KY
(606) 886-2374
Kentucky River Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living
Hazard, KY
(606) 436-3158
Cumberland Valley Area Agency on Aging
London, KY
(606) 864-7391
Lake Cumberland Area Agency on Aging
Russell Springs, KY
(270) 866-4200
Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging & Independent Living
Lexington, KY
(859) 269-8021

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