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Cost of Montana Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Montana is $23.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Montana. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Montana, the average hourly rate is $23.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Idaho$19
U.S.$20
Wyoming$20
South Dakota$22
Montana$23
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 Montana accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 20% of Montana home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 108 Montana certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 27 Montana 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

Montana Home Care Services

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

Physical Therapy Services: 100.0%

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Occupational Therapy Services: 96.3%

Home Health Aid Services: 85.2%

Medical Social Services: 81.5%

Speech Pathology Services: 74.1%

Researching Home Care in Montana? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Montana home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Montana, report it to:
Montana State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
dphhs.mt.gov
Local: (406) 444-4077
Tollfree: (800) 551-3191
Do you know all of the Montana health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Montana Health Department at the following:
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services-Division of Child and Adult Health Resources
dphhs.mt.gov
Local: (406) 444-4540
Tollfree: (800) 362-8312
Are you on Montana resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Montana medical assistance office at:
Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services-Division of Child and Adult Health Resources
dphhs.mt.gov
Tollfree: (800) 362-8312
Are you familiar with the assistance Montana Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Area 1 Area Agency on Aging/Action for Eastern Montana
Glendive, MT
(406) 377-3564
Area II Agency on Aging
Roundup, MT
(406) 323-1320
North Central Area Agency on Aging
Conrad, MT
(406) 271-7553
Rocky Mountain Area IV Area Agency on Aging
Helena, MT
(406) 447-1680
Area V Area Agency on Aging
Butte, MT
(406) 782-5555
Western Montana Area VI Area Agency on Aging
Polson, MT
(406) 883-7284
Area VIII Agency on Aging
Great Falls, MT
(406) 454-6990
Area IX Area Agency on Aging
Kalispell, MT
(406) 758-5730
Area X Agency on Aging/Hill County Council on Aging
Havre, MT
(406) 265-5464
Missoula Aging Services
Missoula, MT
(406) 728-7682

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