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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.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

New York$21
New Hampshire$23
Rhode Island$24

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 Care Agencies.

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 care.

VNA of Eastern Massachusetts
259 Lowell Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Primary Phone: 617-623-3600
Fax: 617-718-2222
Alternate: 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%

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