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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

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 567 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.

Home Health Aid Services: 100.0%

Medical Social Services: 100.0%

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 100.0%

Speech Pathology Services: 100.0%

Occupational Therapy Services: 97.7%

Researching Home Care in New Jersey? Ask these questions:

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

Important Helpful Contacts for New Jersey Home Health Consumers and New Jersey Senior Citizens

Do you have a complaint against a New Jersey home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in New Jersey, report it to:
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Local: (609) 292-7837
Tollfree: (800) 792-8820
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover New Jersey home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Insurance Department of New Jersey - Consumer Service Division
Local: (609) 292-7272
Tollfree: (800) 446-7467
Do you know all of the New Jersey health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the New Jersey Health Department at the following:
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Local: (609) 292-7837
Tollfree: (800) 367-6543
Are you on New Jersey resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the New Jersey medical assistance office at:
Department of Human Services of New Jersey
Tollfree: (800) 356-1561
Spanish: (800) 356-1561
Are you familiar with the assistance New Jersey Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Atlantic County Division of Intergenerational Service
Northfield, NJ
(609) 645-7700
Bergen County Division of Senior Services
Hackensack, NJ
(201) 336-7400
Burlington County Area Agency on Aging and Disability Resource Connection
Westhampton, NJ
(609) 265-5069
Camden County Division of Senior and Disabled Citizen Services
Blackwood, NJ
(856) 858-3220
Cape May County Department of Aging and Disability Services
Rio Grande, NJ
(609) 886-2784
Cumberland County Office on Aging and Disabled
Bridgeton, NJ
(856) 453-2220
Essex County Division of Senior Services
Verona, NJ
(973) 395-8375
Gloucester County Division of Senior Services
West Deptford, NJ
(856) 384-6900
Hudson County Office on Aging
Jersey City, NJ
(201) 369-4313
Hunterdon County Division of Senior, Disabilities & Veterans Services
Flemington, NJ
(908) 788-1361
Mercer County Office on Aging
Trenton, NJ
(609) 989-6661
Middlesex County Office of Aging & Disabled Services
New Brunswick, NJ
(732) 745-3295
Monmouth County Office on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services
Freehold, NJ
(732) 431-7450
Morris County Division on Aging, Disabilities and Veterans
Morristown, NJ
(973) 285-6848
Ocean County Office of Senior Services
Toms River, NJ
(732) 929-2091
Passaic County Office on Aging
Totowa, NJ
(973) 569-4060
Salem County Office on Aging
Salem, NJ
(856) 339-8622
Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services
Somerville, NJ
(908) 704-6346
Sussex County Division of Senior Services
Newton, NJ
(973) 579-0555
Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resource Connection
Elizabeth, NJ
(908) 527-4869
Warren County Division of Aging & Disability Services
Belvidere, NJ
(908) 475-6591

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