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Cost of Oregon Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Oregon is $21.75.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Oregon. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Oregon, the average hourly rate is $22.50. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Idaho$19
U.S.$20
Nevada$21
Oregon$22
California$23
Washington$24

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Oregon accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Oregon home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 166 Oregon certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 57 Oregon 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

Oregon Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 98.2%

Home Health Aid Services: 96.5%

Speech Pathology Services: 93.0%

Occupational Therapy Services: 93.0%

Medical Social Services: 93.0%

Researching Home Care in Oregon? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Oregon home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Oregon, report it to:
Healthcare Regulation and Quality Improvement Healthcare Licensure and Certification of Oregon
public.health.oregon.gov
Local: (971) 673-0540
Local TDD: (917) 673-0372
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Oregon home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Insurance Division of Oregon - Consumer and Business Services
insurance.oregon.gov
Local: (503) 947-7984
Tollfree: (888) 877-4894
Do you know all of the Oregon health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Oregon Health Department at the following:
Oregon Health Authority
oregon.gov
Local: (503) 945-5944
Local TDD: (503) 945-6214
Are you on Oregon resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Oregon medical assistance office at:
Oregon Health Authority
oregon.gov
Local: (503) 945-5712
Tollfree: (800) 527-5772
Are you familiar with the assistance Oregon Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Clackamas County Social Services
Oregon City, OR
(503) 655-8640
Washington County Disability, Aging & Veteran's Services
Hillsboro, OR
(503) 846-3060
Multnomah County Aging & Disability Services
Portland, OR
(503) 988-3646
NorthWest Senior & Disability Services
Salem, OR
(503) 304-3400
Senior and Disability Services, Oregon Cascades West COG
Albany, OR
(541) 967-8630
Senior and Disability Services, A Division of Lane Council of Governments
Eugene, OR
(541) 682-4038
Douglas County Senior Services Department
Roseburg, OR
(541) 440-3675
South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC) - AAA District 7
Coos Bay, OR
(541) 269-2013
Rogue Valley Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)
Central Point, OR
(541) 664-6674
Mid-Columbia Council of Governments/Area Agency on Aging
The Dalles, OR
(800) 831-8217
Central Oregon Council on Aging (COCOA)
Bend, OR
(541) 678-5483
Community Action Program of Eastern Central Oregon (CAPECO) AAA
Pendleton, OR
(541) 276-1926
Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc.
La Grande, OR
(541) 963-3186
Malheur Council on Aging & Community Services
Ontario, OR
(541) 889-7651
Harney County Senior and Community Services Center
Burns, OR
(541) 573-6024
Community Action Team
St. Helens, OR
(503) 397-3511

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