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Cost of Maine Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Maine is $22.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Maine. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Maine, the average hourly rate is $22.20. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

U.S.$20
Maine$22
New Hampshire$23

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Maine accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 15% of Maine home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 124 Maine certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 24 Maine 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

Maine Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 91.7%

Occupational Therapy Services: 87.5%

Home Health Aid Services: 87.5%

Speech Pathology Services: 79.2%

Medical Social Services: 79.2%

Researching Home Care in Maine? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Maine home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Maine, report it to:
Department of Health and Human Services of Maine
maine.gov
Local: (207) 287-9300
Tollfree: (800) 791-4080
Tollfree Notes: Uses Maine Relay # 711
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Maine home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Bureau of Insurance of Maine
maine.gov
Local: (207) 624-8475
Tollfree: (800) 300-5000
Tollfree Notes: In state 711
Tollfree TDD: (800) 300-5000
Do you know all of the Maine health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Maine Health Department at the following:
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
state.me.us
Local: (207) 287-3707
Are you on Maine resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Maine medical assistance office at:
Maine Department of Health and Human Services
maine.gov
Local Notes: Eligibility
Tollfree: (800) 977-6740
Tollfree Notes: option 2 TTY #711
Are you familiar with the assistance Maine Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Aroostook Agency on Aging ADRC
Presque Isle, ME
(207) 764-3396
Eastern Agency on Aging ADRC
Bangor, ME
(207) 941-2865
Spectrum Generations Central Maine Agency on Aging
Augusta, ME
(207) 622-9212
SeniorsPlus Agency on Aging
Lewiston, ME
(207) 795-4010
Southern Maine Agency on Aging/ADRC
Scarborough, ME
(207) 396-6500

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