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Cost of Tennessee Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Tennessee is $17.79.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Tennessee. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Tennessee, the average hourly rate is $18.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

North Carolina$18

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Tennessee accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Tennessee home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 440 Tennessee certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 135 Tennessee 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

Tennessee Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 95.6%

Home Health Aid Services: 94.1%

Occupational Therapy Services: 91.1%

Medical Social Services: 87.4%

Speech Pathology Services: 86.7%

Researching Home Care in Tennessee? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Tennessee home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Tennessee, report it to:
Tennessee Department of Health
Local: (615) 741-7221
Tollfree: (800) 778-4504
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Tennessee home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Department of Insurance of Tennessee - Commerce and Insurance
Local: (615) 741-2218
Tollfree: (800) 342-4029
Do you know all of the Tennessee health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Tennessee Health Department at the following:
Tennessee Department of Health
Local: (615) 741-3111
Are you on Tennessee resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Tennessee medical assistance office at:
Bureau of TennCare
Tollfree: (800) 342-3145
Tollfree TDD: (877) 779-3103
Spanish: (866) 311-4290
Are you familiar with the assistance Tennessee Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

First Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Johnson City, TN
(423) 928-0224
East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Knoxville, TN
(865) 691-2551
Southeast Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Chattanooga, TN
(866) 836-6678
Greater Nashville Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Nashville, TN
(615) 862-8828
South Central Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Mount Pleasant, TN
(931) 379-2929
Northwest Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Martin, TN
(731) 587-4213
Southwest Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Jackson, TN
(731) 668-6967
Aging Commission of the Mid-South Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Memphis, TN
(901) 222-4100
Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Cookeville, TN
(931) 432-4111

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