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Cost of Missouri Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Missouri is $19.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Missouri. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Missouri, the average hourly rate is $19.00. 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 Missouri accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Missouri home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 508 Missouri certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 168 Missouri 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

Missouri Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 97.6%

Occupational Therapy Services: 90.5%

Home Health Aid Services: 86.9%

Speech Pathology Services: 85.1%

Medical Social Services: 73.8%

Researching Home Care in Missouri? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Missouri home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Missouri, report it to:
Bureau of Home Care & Rehabilitative Standards within the Missouri Department of Health
Local: (573) 751-6336
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Missouri home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Insurance Department of Missouri - Consumer Service Division
Local: (573) 751-2640
Tollfree: (800) 726-7390
Do you know all of the Missouri health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Missouri Health Department at the following:
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Local: (573) 751-6400
Are you on Missouri resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Missouri medical assistance office at:
Department of Social Services of Missouri - MO HealthNet Division
Local: (573) 751-3425
Tollfree: (855) 373-4636
Are you familiar with the assistance Missouri Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Senior Age Area Agency on Aging
Springfield, MO
(417) 862-0762
Aging Matters- Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging
Cape Girardeau, MO
(573) 335-3331
Care Connection for Aging Services
Warrensburg, MO
(660) 747-3107
Northwest Missouri Area Agency on Aging
Albany, MO
(660) 726-3800
Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging
Kirksville, MO
(660) 665-4682
Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging
Columbia, MO
(573) 443-5823
Mid-America Regional Council
Kansas City, MO
(816) 474-4240
Mid-East Area Agency on Aging
Manchester, MO
(636) 207-0847
Saint Louis Area Agency on Aging
Saint Louis, MO
(314) 612-5918
Area Agency on Aging- Region X
Joplin, MO
(417) 781-7562

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