Rhode Island Home Health Care Agencies
Cost of Rhode Island Home Care
According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Rhode Island is $23.50.
The monthly base rate for Rhode Island home care is typically average when compared to neighboring states. Rhode Island is also more expensive compared to the national average.
This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Rhode Island. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Rhode Island, the average hourly rate is $24.88. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.
Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States
Rhode Island Home Care Services
In Rhode Island, if your doctor decides you need home health care, you have
the right to choose which home health agency will provide you with the care
and services you need. The Rhode Island Department of Health provides information
about choosing a home health agency here.
They also report information such as clinical measures and patient satisfaction
at each agency, which can be found here.
Rhode Island Home Health Care Resources
The Rhode Island Department of Health has an ombudsman, or a supporter for
nursing home residents, or residents in any long-term care setting (including
home care), who works to solve problems between residents and their long-term
care setting. The Rhode Island Ombudsman Program is the Alliance for Better
Long Term Care, and can be reached at 401-785-3340.
The VNS Home Health Services in Rhode Island may be a useful resource and serves all who qualify, regardless of age or ability to pay. The VNA provides home care services that are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. Its agency staff will evaluate your eligibility via phone or home visit. Clients must have a physician's referral and be classified as homebound or needing skilled care.
VNS Home Health Services
14 Woodruff Avenue, Suite #7
Narragansett, RI 02882
Primary Phone: 401-782-0500
The Rhode Island Health Care Association is a partnership among Rhode Island home health care companies that can also be a helpful resource. The association can help refer you to one of their member agencies as needed. You can contact the association to find the home care and hospice agency that serves your area, by phone at (401) 732-9333 or visit their web site.
Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare
It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Rhode Island accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 30% of Rhode Island home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 63 Rhode Island certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 27 Rhode Island 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
Rhode Island Home Care Services
Of the home care agencies in Rhode Island that were surveyed by Medicare, the percentage of agencies that provide common services is listed below.
Home Health Aid Services: 100.0%
Nursing Care Services: 100.0%
Physical Therapy Services: 96.3%
Occupational Therapy Services: 88.9%
Speech Pathology Services: 85.2%
Medical Social Services: 85.2%
Rhode Island 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