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Cost of Louisiana Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Louisiana is $15.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Louisiana. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Louisiana, the average hourly rate is $16.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Louisiana$15
Mississippi$16
Arkansas$17
Texas$19
U.S.$20

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Louisiana accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 30% of Louisiana home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 486 Louisiana certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 191 Louisiana 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

Louisiana Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 99.0%

Occupational Therapy Services: 98.4%

Home Health Aid Services: 98.4%

Speech Pathology Services: 96.9%

Medical Social Services: 92.1%

Researching Home Care in Louisiana? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Louisiana home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Louisiana, report it to:
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital
dhh.louisiana.gov
Local: (225) 342-9500
Tollfree: (800) 327-3419
Tollfree Notes: Complaints Only
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Louisiana home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Insurance of Louisiana
ldi.la.gov
Local: (225) 342-5900
Tollfree: (800) 259-5301
Do you know all of the Louisiana health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Louisiana Health Department at the following:
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital
dhh.louisiana.gov
Local: (225) 342-9500
Tollfree: (855) 229-6848
Are you on Louisiana resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Louisiana medical assistance office at:
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital
medicaid.dhh.louisiana.gov
Local: (855) 229-6848
Tollfree: (888) 342-6207
Spanish: (877) 252-2447
Are you familiar with the assistance Louisiana Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Beauregard Council on Aging
DeRidder, LA
(337) 463-6578
Bienville Area Agency on Aging
Arcadia, LA
(318) 263-8936
Bossier Council on Aging Inc.
Bossier City, LA
(318) 741-8302
Caddo Area Agency on Aging
Shreveport, LA
(318) 676-7900
Allen Council on Aging, Inc.
Oakdale, LA
(318) 335-3195
Calcasieu Area Agency on Aging
Lake Charles, LA
(337) 474-2585
Jefferson Davis Council on Aging
Jennings, LA
(337) 824-5504
Caldwell Parish Council on Aging
Columbia, LA
(318) 649-2584
Cameron Council on Aging
Lake Charles, LA
(337) 905-6000
Claiborne Council on Aging
Homer, LA
(318) 927-6922
DeSoto Council on Aging
Mansfield, LA
(318) 588-8349
East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, Inc.
Baton Rouge, LA
(225) 923-8000
Jefferson Council on Aging
Metairie, LA
(504) 888-5880
LaFourche Council on Aging
Mathews, LA
(985) 532-0457
Morehouse Council on Aging, Inc.
Bastrop, LA
(318) 283-0845
Natchitoches Parish Council on Aging
Natchitoches, LA
(318) 357-3250
New Orleans Council on Aging
New Orleans, LA
(504) 821-4121
Ouachita Council on Aging, Inc.
Monroe, LA
(318) 387-0535
Plaquemines Parish Council on Aging, Inc.
Port Sulthur, LA
(504) 564-0600
Red River Council on Aging
Coushatta, LA
(318) 932-5721
Sabine Council on Aging
Many, LA
(318) 256-4140
Saint Bernard Council on Aging, Inc.
Chalmette, LA
(504) 278-7335
Saint Charles Council on Aging, Inc.
Hahnville, LA
(985) 783-6683
Saint James Parish Government
Convent, LA
(225) 562-2372
Saint John Council on Aging, Inc.
Reserve, LA
(985) 479-0272
COAST, Council on Aging St. Tammany
Covington, LA
(985) 892-0377
Terrebonne Area Agency on Aging
Houma, LA
(985) 868-8411
Webster Area Agency on Aging
Minden, LA
(318) 371-3056
West Carroll Council on Aging
Oak Grove, LA
(318) 428-4217
Capital Area Agency on Aging
Baton Rouge, LA
(225) 922-2525
Cenla Area Agency on Aging
Alexandria, LA
(318) 484-2260
Cajun Area Agency on Aging
Lafayette, LA
(337) 572-8940
North Delta Area Agency on Aging
Monroe, LA
(318) 387-2572
Livingston Council on Aging
Denham Springs, LA
(225) 664-9343
Vernon Council on Aging
Leesville, LA
(337) 239-4361
Lincoln Council on Aging
Ruston, LA
(318) 255-5070

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