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Cost of Ohio Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Ohio is $19.04.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Ohio. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Ohio, the average hourly rate is $19.82. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

West Virginia$16
Kentucky$19
Indiana$19
Ohio$19
Michigan$20
U.S.$20
Pennsylvania$20

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Ohio accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 45% of Ohio home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 878 Ohio certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 770 Ohio 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

Ohio Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Home Health Aid Services: 98.2%

Physical Therapy Services: 93.4%

Occupational Therapy Services: 87.5%

Speech Pathology Services: 79.1%

Medical Social Services: 55.2%

Researching Home Care in Ohio? Ask these questions:

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

Important Helpful Contacts for Ohio Home Health Consumers and Ohio Senior Citizens

Do you have a complaint against a Ohio home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Ohio, report it to:
Ohio Department of Health Community Health Care Facilities & Services
odh.ohio.gov
Local: (614) 995-7466
Tollfree: (800) 342-0553
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Ohio home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Consumer Services Division of Ohio
insurance.ohio.gov
Local: (614) 644-2673
Local TDD: (614) 644-3745
Tollfree: (800) 686-1526
Do you know all of the Ohio health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Ohio Health Department at the following:
Ohio Department of Health
odh.ohio.gov
Local: (614) 466-3543
Are you on Ohio resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Ohio medical assistance office at:
Department of Job and Family Services of Ohio - Ohio Health Plans
jfs.ohio.gov
Tollfree: (800) 324-8680
Are you familiar with the assistance Ohio Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
Cincinnati, OH
(513) 721-1025
Area Agency on Aging, PSA #2
Dayton, OH
(937) 341-3000
Area Agency on Aging 3
Lima, OH
(419) 222-7723
Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.
Toledo, OH
(419) 382-0624
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Ontario, OH
(419) 524-4144
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Columbus, OH
(614) 645-7250
Area Agency on Aging District 7
Rio Grande, OH
(800) 582-7277
Buckeye Hills Regional Council Aging and Disability
Marietta, OH
(740) 373-6400
Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, Inc.
Cambridge, OH
(740) 439-2294
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging
Cleveland, OH
(216) 621-8010
Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities
Uniontown, OH
(330) 896-9172
Area Agency on Aging 11
Niles, OH
(330) 505-2300

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