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Cost of Maryland Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Maryland is $19.50.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Maryland. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Maryland, the average hourly rate is $20.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

West Virginia$16
Washington D.C.$20

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Maryland accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 10% of Maryland home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 479 Maryland certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 54 Maryland 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

Maryland Home Care Services

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

Physical Therapy Services: 100.0%

Occupational Therapy Services: 100.0%

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Speech Pathology Services: 96.3%

Medical Social Services: 96.3%

Home Health Aid Services: 96.3%

Researching Home Care in Maryland? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Maryland home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Maryland, report it to:
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene of Maryland - Office of Health Care Quality
Local: (410) 402-8040
Tollfree: (800) 492-6005
Tollfree TDD: (800) 735-2258
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Maryland home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Insurance Administration of Maryland
Local: (410) 468-2000
Tollfree: (800) 735-2258
Do you know all of the Maryland health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Maryland Health Department at the following:
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Local: (410) 767-6860
Tollfree: (877) 402-8219
Tollfree TDD: (800) 735-2258
Are you on Maryland resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Maryland medical assistance office at:
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Local: (410) 767-5800
Tollfree: (800) 456-8900
Are you familiar with the assistance Maryland Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Garrett County Community Action- Area Agency on Aging
Oakland, MD
(301) 334-9431
Allegany County Area Agency on Aging
Cumberland, MD
(301) 777-5970
Washington County Commission on Aging (Maryland Access Point)
Hagerstown, MD
(301) 790-0275
Frederick County Department of Aging
Frederick, MD
(301) 600-1605
Carroll County Bureau of Aging and Disabilities
Westminster, MD
(410) 386-3800
Baltimore County Department of Aging
Towson, MD
(410) 887-2594
Baltimore City Health Department Office of Aging and CARE Services
Baltimore, MD
(410) 396-4932
Harford County Office on Aging
Bel Air, MD
(410) 638-3025
Montgomery County Area Agency on Aging
Rockville, MD
(240) 777-3000
Office on Aging and Independence
Columbia, MD
(410) 313-1234
Anne Arundel County Department of Aging & Disabilities
Annapolis, MD
(410) 222-4464
Prince George's County Department of Family Services- Area Agency on Aging
Camp Springs, MD
(301) 265-8450
Calvert County Office on Aging
Prince Frederick, MD
(410) 535-4606
Charles County Department of Community Services
Port Tobacco, MD
(301) 934-0109
St. Mary's County Department of Aging & Human Services
Leonardtown, MD
(301) 475-4200
Upper Shore Aging, Inc.
Chestertown, MD
(410) 778-6000
Queen Anne's County Department of Aging
Centreville, MD
(410) 758-0848
Maintaining Active Citizen
Salisbury, MD
(410) 742-0505
Cecil County Department of Community Services
Elkton, MD
(410) 996-8435

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