Massachusetts Home Health Care Agencies
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Cost of Massachusetts Home Care
According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Massachusetts is $23.75.
The monthly base rate for Massachusetts home care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Massachusetts is also more expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Massachusetts. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Massachusetts, the average hourly rate is $25.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Massachusetts Home Care Services
All businesses in Massachusetts are subject to regulation by the Secretary
of State's office. Additionally, all agencies that accept Medicare/Medicaid
dollars are required to pass rigorous federal standards. However, Massachusetts
does not have any specific regulations or standards for home care agencies that
do not accept Medicare/Medicaid dollars. These agencies are also known as Private
Massachusetts Home Health Care Resources
The not for profit VNA of Eastern Massachusetts may be a useful resource and
serves all home care clients who qualify, regardless of age or ability to pay.
Services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies.
The VNA's staff will evaluate eligibility via phone or home visit. Clients must
have a physician's referral and be classified as homebound or needing skilled
VNA of Eastern Massachusetts
259 Lowell Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Primary Phone: 617-623-3600
The Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts is another good resource for additional information about various options. Many Massachusetts home health agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership. The Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 35% of Massachusetts home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 487 Massachusetts certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 278 Massachusetts 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
Massachusetts Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Massachusetts 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: 98.2%
Physical Therapy Services: 93.1%
Occupational Therapy Services: 87.7%
Speech Pathology Services: 82.7%
Medical Social Services: 80.9%
Massachusetts Agencies by City
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- 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