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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

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 561 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%

Researching Home Care in Minnesota? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Minnesota home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Minnesota, report it to:
Office of Health Facility Complaints of Minnesota
Local: (651) 201-4201
Tollfree: (800) 369-7994
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Minnesota home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Commerce of Minnesota
Local: (651) 539-1500
Tollfree: (800) 657-3602
Do you know all of the Minnesota health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Minnesota Health Department at the following:
Minnesota Department of Health
Local: (651) 201-5000
Tollfree: (888) 345-0823
Are you on Minnesota resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Minnesota medical assistance office at:
Department of Human Services of Minnesota - MinnesotaCare
Local: (651) 431-2801
Tollfree: (800) 657-3672
Are you familiar with the assistance Minnesota Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
North St. Paul, MN
(651) 641-8612
Central Minnesota Council on Aging
Sartell, MN
(320) 253-9349
Land of the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging
Warren, MN
(218) 745-6733
Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Mankato, MN
(507) 387-1256
Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging
Rochester, MN
(507) 288-6944
Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging
Duluth, MN
(218) 529-7520

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