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Cost of Nebraska Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Nebraska is $21.95.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Nebraska. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Nebraska, 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

Kansas$19
Missouri$19
U.S.$20
Wyoming$20
Colorado$22
South Dakota$22
Nebraska$22
Iowa$22

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Nebraska accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 35% of Nebraska home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 146 Nebraska certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 72 Nebraska 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

Nebraska Home Care Services

Of the home care agencies in Nebraska 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: 98.6%

Physical Therapy Services: 98.6%

Occupational Therapy Services: 97.2%

Speech Pathology Services: 94.4%

Medical Social Services: 59.7%

Researching Home Care in Nebraska? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Nebraska home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Nebraska, report it to:
Health and Human Services of Nebraska - Regulation and Licensure Credentialing Division
dhhs.ne.gov
Local: (402) 471-3651
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Nebraska home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Insurance Department of Nebraska - Consumer Service Division
doi.nebraska.gov
Local: (402) 471-2201
Tollfree: (800) 234-7119
Do you know all of the Nebraska health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Nebraska Health Department at the following:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services System
dhhs.ne.gov
Local: (402) 471-3121
Tollfree: (855) 632-7633
Are you on Nebraska resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Nebraska medical assistance office at:
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services System
dhhs.ne.gov
Local: (402) 471-3121
Tollfree: (855) 632-7633
Tollfree TDD: (800) 833-7352
Are you familiar with the assistance Nebraska Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging
Omaha, NE
(402) 444-6536
Aging Partners
Lincoln, NE
(402) 441-7070
Northeast Nebraska Area Agency on Aging
Norfolk, NE
(402) 370-3454
Midland Area Agency on Aging
Hastings, NE
(402) 463-4565
Blue Rivers Area Agency on Aging
Beatrice, NE
(402) 223-1376
West Central Nebraska Area Agency on Aging
North Platte, NE
(308) 535-8195
Aging Office of Western Nebraska
Scottsbluff, NE
(308) 635-0851
South Central Nebraska Area Agency on Aging
Kearney, NE
(308) 234-1851

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