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Cost of South Carolina Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in South Carolina is $18.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in South Carolina. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In South Carolina, the average hourly rate is $18.50. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

North Carolina$18
Georgia$18
South Carolina$18
U.S.$20

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in South Carolina accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 15% of South Carolina home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 368 South Carolina certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 70 South Carolina 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

South Carolina Home Care Services

Of the home care agencies in South Carolina 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: 94.3%

Home Health Aid Services: 92.9%

Speech Pathology Services: 92.9%

Occupational Therapy Services: 88.6%

Researching Home Care in South Carolina? Ask these questions:

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

Important Helpful Contacts for South Carolina Home Health Consumers and South Carolina Senior Citizens

Do you have a complaint against a South Carolina home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in South Carolina, report it to:
Department of Health and Environmental Control of South Carolina
scdhec.net
Local: (803) 898-3432
Tollfree: (800) 868-0404
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover South Carolina home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Insurance of South Carolina
doi.sc.gov
Local: (803) 737-6160
Do you know all of the South Carolina health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the South Carolina Health Department at the following:
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
dhhs.state.sc.us
Local: (803) 898-2500
Tollfree: (888) 549-0820
Are you on South Carolina resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the South Carolina medical assistance office at:
South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
scdhhs.gov
Local: (803) 898-2500
Tollfree: (888) 549-0820
Are you familiar with the assistance South Carolina Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Appalachian Aging and Disability Resource Center
Greenville, SC
(864) 242-9733
Upper Savannah Council of Governments Aging and Disability Resource Center
Greenwood, SC
(864) 941-8050
Catawba Area Agency on Aging
Rock Hill, SC
(803) 329-9670
Central Midlands Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Columbia, SC
(803)-376-5390
Lower Savannah Council of Governments
Aiken, SC
(803) 649-7981
Santee-Lynches Council of Governments
Sumter, SC
(803) 775-7381
Vantage Point
Hartsville, SC
(843) 383-8632
Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging
Georgetown, SC
(843) 546-8502
Trident Area Agency on Aging
North Charleston, SC
(843) 554-2275
Lowcountry Aging and Disability Resource Center
Yemassee, SC
(843) 473-3991

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