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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

Maryland Home Care Services

Home health agencies (whether general or specialty) licensed to serve clients of Maryland are required to submit an Annual Report to the Maryland Health Care Commission no later than 150 days after the conclusion of each agency's fiscal year. The reporting requirements for all licensed Maryland home health agencies are specified in the Code of Maryland Regulations.

This annual survey instrument satisfies both Office of Health Care Quality (OHCQ) requirements and MHCC requirements. This data is used to publish the Maryland Home Health Agency Statistical Profile, update the State Health Plan, develop trend analysis, and assess the financial health and performance of the industry. To comply with Maryland law, agencies must have their report submitted by the specified due date. This report serves as a pre-requisite to renewal of its Home Health Agency license.

Maryland Home Health Care Resources

MedStar Health VNA may be a useful resource for Maryland home care consumers and serves all who qualify, regardless of age or ability to pay. The VNA services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. MedStar Health VNA 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.

MedStar Health VNA
4061 Powder Mill Road Suite 210
Calverton, MD 20705
Primary Phone: 301-931-3100
Fax: 860-274-4173

In addition, many Maryland home health care agencies have formed the Maryland National Capital Homecare Association which 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 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 478 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%

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