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Cost of Michigan Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Michigan is $19.88.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Michigan. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Michigan, the average hourly rate is $20.50. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States


Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Michigan accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 35% of Michigan home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 961 Michigan certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 568 Michigan 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

Michigan Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 98.8%

Medical Social Services: 97.7%

Occupational Therapy Services: 97.5%

Home Health Aid Services: 97.4%

Speech Pathology Services: 92.6%

Researching Home Care in Michigan? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Michigan home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Michigan, report it to:
LARA-Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Local: (517) 241-3830
Tollfree: (800) 882-6006
Tollfree TDD: (888) 864-1212
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Michigan home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Insurance and Financial Services
Local: (517) 373-0220
Tollfree: (877) 999-6442
Do you know all of the Michigan health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Michigan Health Department at the following:
Michigan Department Community Health
Local: (517) 373-3740
Tollfree: (800) 642-3195
Are you on Michigan resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Michigan medical assistance office at:
Michigan Department Community Health
Local: (517) 373-3740
Tollfree: (800) 642-3195
Are you familiar with the assistance Michigan Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Detroit Area Agency on Aging
Detroit, MI
(313) 446-4444
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
Southfield, MI
(248) 357-2255
The Senior Alliance Area Agency on Aging 1-C
Wayne, MI
(734) 722-2830
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging
Brooklyn, MI
(517) 592-1974
Region IV Area Agency on Aging
Saint Joseph, MI
(269) 983-0177
Valley Area Agency on Aging
Flint, MI
(810) 239-7671
Tri-County Office on Aging
Lansing, MI
(517) 887-1440
Region VII Area Agency on Aging
Bay City, MI
(989) 893-4506
Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 456-5664
Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency- Region 9 Area Agency on Aging
Alpena, MI
(989) 356-3474
Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan
Traverse City, MI
(231) 947-8920
Upper Peninsula Area Agency on Aging
Escanaba, MI
(906) 786-4701
Senior Resources
Muskegon, MI
(231) 739-5858
Region IIIA Area Agency on Aging
Kalamazoo, MI
(269) 373-5147
CareWell Services Southwest
Battle Creek, MI
(269) 966-2450
Area Agency on Aging (III C) Branch-St.Joseph
Coldwater, MI
(517) 278-2538
Upper Peninsula Area Agency on Aging
Escanaba, MI
(906) 786-4701

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