Nevada Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Nevada Home Care
According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Nevada is $21.00.
The monthly base rate for Nevada home care is typically lower when compared to neighboring states. Nevada is also more expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Nevada. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Nevada, the average hourly rate is $21.63. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Nevada Home Care Services
Nevada classifies licensed in-home care services into two categories:
Personal Care Agencies - A Nevada Personal Care Agency (PCA) is the equivalent
to the widely-used categorization: Non-Medical In-Home Care Service.
Home Health Care Services - Nevada Home Health Care (HHC) Services are licensed to provide patients with skilled nursing services, various therapeutic services and Home Health Aide services (providing the attending home health aide holds nursing assistant certificate issued by the Nevada State Board of Nursing). A Home Health Care Service wishing to provide non-medical in-home health care for clients must have a valid state Personal Care Agency license in addition to their state HHC license.
Nevada Personal Care Agency Administrator Requirements:
Administrators of Nevada Personal Care Agencies must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma (or equivalent)
- Be responsible and mature with qualities enabling him/her to understand the problems of the elderly and disabled.
- Understand the provisions of all State of Nevada statutes and regulations governing the licensing and operation of Personal Care Agencies
- Demonstrate the ability to speak, write and read (with comprehension) the English language
Nevada Personal Care Agency Care Givers are required to meet a number of pre-employment and post-employment conditional and performance standards. Care givers must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Provide references which the PCA is obligated to check and document the results
- Pass a criminal background check at both state and federal levels
- Possess a valid state driver's license and current liability insurance (if the care giver is going to be transporting clients)
- Obtain a First Aid and CPR card within six (6) months of date-of-hire
- Receive complete personal care classroom training before providing in-home care services to clients and receive on-the-job training while under administrative supervision
For some people who meet financial guidelines, homemaker services may be available.
A licensed social worker will visit you at your home to discuss the type and
amount of help you may need. The amount of help may vary depending on your changing
needs and the amount of Homemaker Service hours available.
Nevada Home Health Care Resources
Contact the Nevada Division for Aging Services for more information on resources
available for seniors.
Nevada Division for Aging Services
3416 Goni Road, Building D-132
Carson City, NV 89706
Fax: (775) 687-4264
For additional information about various options, many Nevada home health care agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership. The Nevada HomeCare Association can help refer you to one of their member agencies and connect you with the home care and hospice agency that serves your town.
Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare
It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Nevada accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 50% of Nevada home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 136 Nevada certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 133 Nevada 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
Nevada Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Nevada that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
Nursing Care Services: 100.0%
Physical Therapy Services: 98.5%
Home Health Aid Services: 97.0%
Occupational Therapy Services: 93.2%
Medical Social Services: 93.2%
Speech Pathology Services: 87.2%
Nevada Agencies by City
- What is Home Care?
- Home Health Care vs. Non-Medical Home Care
- Home Health Care Services
- Non-Medical Home Care Services
- How is Home Care Different from Other Care Options?
- When is Home Care Needed?
- Benefits of Home Care
- Talking to a Loved One
- Selecting a Home Care Agency
- Medicare Quality Data
- Hospice Care
- Home Care Safety
- Considering Home Care Staff
- Home Health Care Costs
- Ways to Pay for Home Care
- Medicare and Home Care
- Medicaid and Home Care
- Does Insurance Cover Home Care
- Using a Reverse Mortgage to Stay Home