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Cost of Utah Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in Utah is $21.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Utah. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Utah, the average hourly rate is $21.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

New Mexico$19

Utah Home Care Services

The state of Utah defines Home health services as part-time intermittent health care services that are based on medical necessity and provided to eligible persons in their places of residence when the home is the most appropriate and cost effective setting that is consistent with the client's medical need. The goals of home health care are to minimize the effects of disability or pain; promote, maintain, or protect health; and prevent premature or inappropriate institutionalization.

Utah Home Health Care Resources

The Utah Department of Health is responsible for licensing all home health care agencies in the state. For information on licensed agencies, contact the licensing department at 1-800-622-4157.For additional information about various options, many home health care agencies have joined together for a cooperative partnership. The Utah Association of Home Care can help refer you to one of their member agencies as needed. To contact the home care and hospice agency that serves your town, simply dial 1-801-487-8242.

In addition, the not for profit Utah Visiting Nurses Association may be a useful resource and serves all who qualify, regardless of age or ability to pay. Utah home care services are paid through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. Agency staff will evaluate eligibility via phone or home visit. Clients must have a physician's referral and be classified as homebound or needing skilled care.

Community Nursing Service
383 W. Vine Street Suite 300
Murray, UT 84123
Primary Phone: 801-233-6100
Referral: 800-486-2186

For a complete list of rules and regulations regarding home health care in Utah, go to this link.

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Utah accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 35% of Utah home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 196 Utah certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 96 Utah 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

Utah Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Home Health Aid Services: 99.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 97.9%

Occupational Therapy Services: 97.9%

Speech Pathology Services: 95.8%

Medical Social Services: 95.8%

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