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Cost of New York Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in New York is $21.00.

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

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

U.S.$20
Connecticut$20
New Jersey$20
Pennsylvania$20
New York$21
Vermont$21
Massachusetts$24

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in New York accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 10% of New York home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 1080 New York certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 129 New York 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 York Home Care Services

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

Physical Therapy Services: 100.0%

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Medical Social Services: 99.2%

Occupational Therapy Services: 98.4%

Speech Pathology Services: 97.7%

Home Health Aid Services: 96.9%

Researching Home Care in New York? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a New York 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 York, report it to:
Department of Public Health of New York - Division of Home and Community Based Services
health.state.ny.us
Local: (518) 408-1638
Tollfree: (800) 628-5972
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover New York home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Financal Service
dfs.ny.gov
Local: (212) 480-6400
Tollfree: (800) 342-3736
Do you know all of the New York health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the New York Health Department at the following:
Office of Medicaid Inspector General (formerly New York State Department of Health)
health.state.ny.us
Tollfree: (866) 881-2809
Are you on New York resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the New York medical assistance office at:
Office of Medicaid Inspector General (formerly New York State Department of Health)
omig.ny.gov
Local: (518) 473-3782
Tollfree: (800) 541-2831
Are you familiar with the assistance New York Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Albany County Department for Aging
Albany, NY
(518) 447-7177
Allegany County Office for the Aging
Belmont, NY
(585) 268-9390
Broome County Office for Aging
Binghamton, NY
(607) 778-2411
Cattaraugus County Department of Aging
Olean, NY
(716) 373-8032
Cayuga County Office for the Aging
Auburn, NY
(315) 253-1226
Chautauqua County Office for the Aging
Mayville, NY
(716) 753-4471
Chemung County Department of Aging and Long Term Care
Elmira, NY
(607) 737-5520
Chenango County Area Agency on Aging
Norwich, NY
(607) 337-1770
Clinton County Office for the Aging
Plattsburgh, NY
(518) 565-4620
Columbia County Office for the Aging
Hudson, NY
(518) 828-4258
Cortland County Area Agency on Aging
Cortland, NY
(607) 753-5060
Delaware County Office for the Aging
Delhi, NY
(607) 832-5750
Dutchess County Office for the Aging
Poughkeepsie, NY
(845) 486-2555
Erie County Department of Senior Services
Buffalo, NY
(716) 858-8526
Essex County Office for the Aging
Elizabethtown, NY
(518) 873-3815
Franklin County Office for the Aging
Malone, NY
(518) 481-1526
Fulton County Office for Aging and Youth
Johnstown, NY
(518) 736-5650
Genesee County Office for the Aging
Batavia, NY
(585) 343-1611
Greene County Department for the Aging & Youth
Catskill, NY
(518) 719-3555
Jefferson County Office for the Aging
Watertown, NY
(315) 785-3191
Lewis County Office for the Aging
Lowville, NY
(315) 376-5313
Livingston County Office for the Aging
Mt. Morris, NY
(585) 243-7520
Madison County Office for the Aging, Inc.
Canastota, NY
(315) 697-5700
Montgomery County Office for the Aging
Amsterdam, NY
(518) 843-2300
Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office for the Aging
Uniondale, NY
(516) 227-8900
Oneida County Office for Aging & Continuing Care
Oriskany, NY
(315) 798-5456
Onondaga County Office for Aging
Syracuse, NY
(315) 435-2362
Ontario County Office for the Aging
Canandaigua, NY
(585) 396-4040
Orange County Office for the Aging
Middletown, NY
(845) 615-3700
Orleans County Office for the Aging
Albion, NY
(585) 589-3191
Oswego County Office for the Aging
Oswego, NY
(315) 349-3484
Otsego County Office for the Aging
Cooperstown, NY
(607) 547-4232
Putnam County Office for the Aging
Carmel, NY
(845) 808-1700
Rensselaer County Department for the Aging
Troy, NY
(518) 270-2730
Rockland County Office for the Aging
Pomona, NY
(845) 364-2110
St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging
Canton, NY
(315) 386-4730
Saratoga County Area Agency on Aging
Ballston Spa, NY
(518) 714-4826
Schenectady County Senior & Long Term Care Services
Schenectady, NY
(518) 382-8481
Schoharie County Office for the Aging
Schoharie, NY
(518) 295-2001
Schuyler County Office for the Aging
Montour Falls, NY
(607) 535-7108
Seneca County Office for the Aging
Waterloo, NY
(315) 539-1765
Suffolk County Office for the Aging
Hauppauge, NY
(631) 853-8200
Sullivan County Office for the Aging
Monticello, NY
(845) 807-0241
Tioga Opportunities, Inc. Department of Aging
Owego, NY
(607) 687-4120
Tompkins County Office for the Aging
Ithaca, NY
(607) 274-5482
Ulster County Office for the Aging
Kingston, NY
(845) 340-3456
Warren and Hamilton County Office for the Aging
Lake George, NY
(518) 761-6347
Washington County Office for Aging and Disability Resource Center
Fort Edward, NY
(518) 746-2420
Wayne County Office for the Aging
Lyons, NY
(315) 946-5624
Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services
Mount Vernon, NY
(914) 813-6400
Wyoming County Office for Aging
Warsaw, NY
(585) 786-8833
ProAction Steuben and Yates Inc.
Penn Yan, NY
(315) 536-5515
Herkimer County Office for the Aging
Herkimer, NY
(315) 867-1121
Niagara County Office for the Aging
Lockport, NY
(716) 438-4020
Seneca Nation of Indians
Irving, NY
(716) 532-5777
New York City Department for the Aging
New York, NY
(212) 442-3086
Steuben County Office for the Aging
Bath, NY
(607) 664-2298
Monroe County Office for the Aging
Rochester, NY
(585) 753-6280

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