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Cost of Mississippi Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Mississippi is $16.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Mississippi. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Mississippi, the average hourly rate is $16.50. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Louisiana$15
Mississippi$16
Alabama$16
Arkansas$17
Tennessee$18
U.S.$20

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Mississippi accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 10% of Mississippi home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 327 Mississippi certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 46 Mississippi 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

Mississippi Home Care Services

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

Physical Therapy Services: 100.0%

Occupational Therapy Services: 100.0%

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Home Health Aid Services: 97.8%

Speech Pathology Services: 97.8%

Medical Social Services: 95.7%

Researching Home Care in Mississippi? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you know all of the Mississippi health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Mississippi Health Department at the following:
Mississippi Department of Health
msdh.state.ms.us
Local: (601) 576-7400
Tollfree: (800) 227-7308
Are you on Mississippi resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Mississippi medical assistance office at:
Office of the Governor of Mississippi
medicaid.ms.gov
Local: (601) 359-6050
Tollfree: (800) 421-2408
Are you familiar with the assistance Mississippi Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

North Delta Planning & Development District, Inc./Area Agency on Aging
Batesville, MS
(662) 561-4100
Area Agency on Aging of South Delta
Greenville, MS
(662) 378-3831
North Central Area Agency on Aging
Winona, MS
(662) 283-2771
Golden Triangle Planning and Development District/Area Agency on Aging
Starkville, MS
(662) 324-7860
Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging
Pontotoc, MS
(662) 489-2415
Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development/Area Agency on Aging
Booneville, MS
(662) 728-7038
Central Mississippi Area Agency on Aging
Jackson, MS
(601) 981-1516
ECPDD/Area Agency on Aging
Newton, MS
(601) 683-2007
Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District
Gulfport, MS
(228) 868-2311
Southwest Mississippi Area Agency on Aging
Natchez, MS
(601) 446-6044

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