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Cost of North Carolina Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in North Carolina is $17.50.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in North Carolina. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In North Carolina, the average hourly rate is $18.23. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

North Carolina$18
South Carolina$18

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in North Carolina accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of North Carolina home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 580 North Carolina certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 171 North Carolina 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

North Carolina Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 99.4%

Home Health Aid Services: 98.8%

Occupational Therapy Services: 91.9%

Medical Social Services: 90.1%

Speech Pathology Services: 90.1%

Researching Home Care in North Carolina? Ask these questions:

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

Important Helpful Contacts for North Carolina Home Health Consumers and North Carolina Senior Citizens

Do you have a complaint against a North Carolina home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in North Carolina, report it to:
Division of Health Service Regulation of North Carolina
Local: (919) 855-4500
Tollfree: (800) 624-3004
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover North Carolina home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Insurance of North Carolina
Local: (919) 807-6750
Tollfree: (800) 546-5664
Do you know all of the North Carolina health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the North Carolina Health Department at the following:
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Local: (919) 855-4400
Tollfree: (800) 622-7030
Are you on North Carolina resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the North Carolina medical assistance office at:
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Local: (919) 855-4100
Tollfree: (800) 662-7030
Are you familiar with the assistance North Carolina Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Southwestern Commission Area Agency on Aging
Sylva, NC
(828) 586-1962
Land of Sky CRC
Asheville, NC
(828) 251-6622
Isothermal Planning & Development Commission
Rutherfordton, NC
(828) 287-2281
High Country Area Agency on Aging
Boone, NC
(828) 265-5434
Western Piedmont Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Hickory, NC
(828) 322-9191
Centralina Area Agency on Aging
Charlotte, NC
(704) 372-2416
Piedmont Triad Regional Council
Kernersville, NC
(336) 904-0300
Triangle J Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Durham, NC
(919) 558-2711
Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments
Henderson, NC
(252) 436-2040
Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging
Wilson, NC
(252) 234-5952
Mid-Carolina Area Agency on Aging
Fayetteville, NC
(910) 323-4191
Lumber River Area Agency on Aging
Pembroke, NC
(910) 618-5533
Cape Fear Council of Governments
Wilmington, NC
(910) 395-4553
Eastern Carolina Council Area Agency on Aging
New Bern, NC
(252) 638-3185
Mid-East Commission Area Agency on Aging
Washington, NC
(252) 974-1854
Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging
Hertford, NC
(252) 426-5753

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