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Cost of South Dakota Home Care

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

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in South Dakota. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In South Dakota, the average hourly rate is $22.73. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

South Dakota$22
North Dakota$26

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in South Dakota accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 20% of South Dakota home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 138 South Dakota certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 33 South Dakota 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 Dakota Home Care Services

Of the home care agencies in South Dakota 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%

Home Health Aid Services: 97.0%

Occupational Therapy Services: 87.9%

Speech Pathology Services: 84.8%

Medical Social Services: 48.5%

Researching Home Care in South Dakota? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a South Dakota 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 Dakota, report it to:
Senior Health Information & Insurance Education (SHIINE)
Local: (605) 773-3656
Tollfree: (866) 854-5465
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover South Dakota home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation: Division of Insurance
Local: (605) 773-3563
Do you know all of the South Dakota health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the South Dakota Health Department at the following:
South Dakota Department of Health
Local: (605) 773-3361
Tollfree: (800) 738-2301
Are you on South Dakota resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the South Dakota medical assistance office at:
Department of Social Services of South Dakota
Local: (605) 773-3495
Tollfree: (800) 597-1603
Spanish: (800) 305-9673

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