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Cost of Texas Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Texas is $18.50.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Texas. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Texas, the average hourly rate is $18.62. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

New Mexico$19

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Texas accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 45% of Texas home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 2696 Texas certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 2375 Texas 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

Texas Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 99.0%

Occupational Therapy Services: 96.8%

Speech Pathology Services: 95.1%

Medical Social Services: 91.4%

Home Health Aid Services: 87.8%

Researching Home Care in Texas? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Texas home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Texas, report it to:
Department of Aging and Disability Services
Local: (512) 438-2633
Tollfree: (800) 458-9858
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Texas home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Insurance Department of Texas
Local: (512) 463-6169
Tollfree: (800) 252-3439
Do you know all of the Texas health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Texas Health Department at the following:
Department State Health Services- Facility Licensing Group & Regulartory Licensing Unit
Local: (512) 458-7111
Are you on Texas resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Texas medical assistance office at:
Health and Human Services Commission of Texas
Local: (512) 424-6500
Local TDD: (512) 407-3250
Tollfree: (877) 541-7905
Are you familiar with the assistance Texas Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle
Amarillo, TX
(806) 331-2227
South Plains Association of Governments-Area Agency on Aging
Lubbock, TX
(806) 762-8721
Area Agency on Aging of North Texas
Wichita Falls, TX
(940) 322-5281
Ark-Tex Area Agency on Aging
Texarkana, TX
(903) 832-8636
East Texas Area Agency on Aging
Kilgore, TX
West Central Texas Council of Governments- Area Agency on Aging
Abilene, TX
(325) 793-8417
Rio Grande Area Agency on Aging
El Paso, TX
(915) 533-0998
Area Agency on Aging of the Permian Basin
Midland, TX
(432) 563-1061
Area Agency on Aging of the Concho Valley
San Angelo, TX
(325) 223-5704
Area Agency on Aging of the Heart of Texas
Waco, TX
(254) 292-1837
Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area
Austin, TX
(512) 916-6062
Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging
Bryan, TX
(979) 595-2800
Area Agency on Aging of Deep East Texas
Jasper, TX
(409) 384-7614
Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Texas
Beaumont, TX
(409) 924-3381
Golden Crescent Area Agency on Aging
Victoria, TX
(361) 578-1587
Area Agency on Aging of the South Texas Development Council
Laredo, TX
(956) 722-3995
Area Agency on Aging of the Coastal Bend
Corpus Christi, TX
(361) 883-3935
Lower Rio Grande Valley Area Agency on Aging
Weslaco, TX
(956) 682-3481
Area Agency on Aging of Texoma
Sherman, TX
(903) 813-3575
Area Agency on Aging of Central Texas
Belton, TX
(254) 770-2330
Middle Rio Grande Area Agency on Aging
Carrizo Springs, TX
(830) 876-3533
North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging
Arlington, TX
(800) 272-3921
Community Council of Greater Dallas, Dallas Area Agency on Aging
Dallas, TX
(214) 871-5065
Tarrant County Area Agency on Aging
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 258-8082
Houston-Galveston Area Agency on Aging
Houston, TX
(713) 627-3200
Harris County Area Agency on Aging
Houston, TX
Alamo Area Agency on Aging
San Antonio, TX
(210) 362-5200
Bexar Area Agency on Aging
San Antonio, TX
(210) 362-5200

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