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Cost of New Jersey Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in New Jersey is $20.25.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in New Jersey. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In New Jersey, the average hourly rate is $21.20. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

New Jersey$20
New York$21

New Jersey Home Care Services

A home health agency is defined as a facility which is licensed by the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services to provide preventative, rehabilitative, and therapeutic services to patients in the patient's home or place of residence. All home health agencies shall provide nursing, homemaker-home health aide, and physical therapy services. You can search for licensed New Jersey Home Care agency here.

New Jersey Home Health Care Resources

If you have a concern about a home health care agency, you can call the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Complaint Hotline at 1-800-792-9770. The 24-hour hotline handles consumer complaints and facility emergencies seven days a week

In addition, the not for profit Community Visiting Nurses Association & Affiliates may be a useful resource for home care information. The VNA serves all who qualify and home care services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. The VNA staff will evaluate eligibility via phone or home visit and clients must have a physician's referral and be classified as homebound or needing skilled care in order to qualify.

Community VNA & Affiliates
110 West End Avenue
Somerville, NJ 08876
Primary Phone: 908-725-9355
Fax: 908-253-9672
Referral Fax: 908-725-1033

The Home Care Association of New Jersey is a partnership of many New Jersey home health care agencies who can be a valuable resource. You can visit their web site and look for a member agency in your local area.

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in New Jersey accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 5% of New Jersey home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 554 New Jersey certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 44 New Jersey 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

New Jersey Home Care Services

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

Speech Pathology Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 100.0%

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Medical Social Services: 100.0%

Home Health Aid Services: 100.0%

Occupational Therapy Services: 97.7%

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