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Cost of Minnesota Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Minnesota is $23.50.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Minnesota. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Minnesota, 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

South Dakota$22
North Dakota$26

Minnesota Home Care Services

The Minnesota Department of Health is the licensing entity for Minnesota home health agencies. The various licensing levels ensure that providers are qualified to deliver specified services, and that they protect the health, safety and well-being of consumers. Minnesota licensing requirements are similar to Medicare Home Health Agency regulations; however, only agencies receiving Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement must comply with the Medicare home care regulations.

There are 4 classes of home health care in Minnesota

Class A, or professional home care agency license. Provider may provide all home care services, at least one of which is nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, nutritional services, medical social services, home health aide tasks, or the provision of medical supplies and equipment when accompanied by the provision of a home care service.

Class B. or paraprofessional agency license. Under this license, a provider may perform home care aide tasks and home management tasks in a place of residence.

Class C. or individual paraprofessional license. Under this license, a provider may perform home health aide, home care aide, and home management tasks in a place of residence.

Class F Home Care Provider. A Class F home care provider means a home care provider who provides nursing services, delegated nursing services, other services performed by unlicensed personnel, or central storage of medications solely for residents of one or more housing with services establishments.

Minnesota Home Health Care Resources

The not for profit Minnesota Visiting Nurses Agency may be a useful resource and serves all home care consumers who qualify, regardless of age or ability to pay. Home care services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. The Agency's staff will evaluate eligibility via phone or home visit. Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency clients must have a physician's referral and be classified as homebound or needing skilled care.

Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency
3433 Broadway Street NE, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Primary Phone: 612-617-4600
Fax: 612-617-4780
Alternate: 612-617-4700

Also, many Minnesota home health care agencies have joined together to form the Minnesota Home Care Association. This association can help refer you to one of their member agencies as needed for home care services. 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 Minnesota accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Minnesota home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 557 Minnesota certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 195 Minnesota 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

Minnesota Home Care Services

Of the home care agencies in Minnesota 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: 99.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 88.7%

Occupational Therapy Services: 83.6%

Speech Pathology Services: 75.9%

Medical Social Services: 43.1%

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