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Cost of New Mexico Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in New Mexico is $18.98.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in New Mexico. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In New Mexico, the average hourly rate is $20.13. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

New Mexico$19

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in New Mexico accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 30% of New Mexico home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 161 New Mexico certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 76 New Mexico 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 Mexico Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 98.7%

Home Health Aid Services: 94.7%

Medical Social Services: 82.9%

Occupational Therapy Services: 81.6%

Speech Pathology Services: 78.9%

Researching Home Care in New Mexico? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a New Mexico 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 Mexico, report it to:
Division of Health Improvement of New Mexico
Local: (505) 476-9025
Tollfree: (800) 752-8649
Tollfree Notes: Complaints Only
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover New Mexico home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Insurance of New Mexico
Local: (505) 827-4601
Tollfree: (888) 727-5772
Do you know all of the New Mexico health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the New Mexico Health Department at the following:
New Mexico Department of Health
Local: (505) 827-2613
Spanish: (505) 476-3656
Are you on New Mexico resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the New Mexico medical assistance office at:
Department of Human Services of New Mexico
Local: (505) 827-3100
Tollfree: (888) 997-2583
Spanish: (800) 432-6217
Are you familiar with the assistance New Mexico Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

City of Albuquerque Bernalillo County Area Agency on Aging
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 768-2745
Non Metro Area Agency on Aging
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 395-2668

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