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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.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Connecticut$20
U.S.$20
Rhode Island$24
Massachusetts$24

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 64 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: 92.6%

Speech Pathology Services: 88.9%

Medical Social Services: 88.9%

Researching Home Care in Rhode Island? Ask these questions:

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

Important Helpful Contacts for Rhode Island Home Health Consumers and Rhode Island Senior Citizens

Do you have a complaint against a Rhode Island home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Rhode Island, report it to:
Rhode Island Department of Health
health.ri.gov
Local: (401) 222-2566
Tollfree: (800) 942-7434
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Rhode Island home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Business Regulation of Rhode Island - Insurance Division
dbr.state.ri.us
Local: (401) 462-9500
Do you know all of the Rhode Island health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Rhode Island Health Department at the following:
Rhode Island Department of Health
health.ri.gov
Local: (401) 222-5960
Tollfree: (800) 942-7434
Tollfree Notes: TTY Phone: 711
Are you on Rhode Island resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Rhode Island medical assistance office at:
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
dhs.ri.gov
Local: (401) 462-5300

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