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Cost of Virginia Home Care

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

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Virginia. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Virginia, the average hourly rate is $19.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

West Virginia$16
North Carolina$18
Washington D.C.$20

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Virginia accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Virginia home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 678 Virginia certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 246 Virginia 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

Virginia Home Care Services

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

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 96.7%

Home Health Aid Services: 96.3%

Occupational Therapy Services: 92.6%

Speech Pathology Services: 87.2%

Medical Social Services: 76.1%

Researching Home Care in Virginia? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Virginia home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Virginia, report it to:
Department of Health of Virginia - Complaint Unit
Local: (804) 367-2106
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Virginia home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Insurance Department of Virginia
Local: (804) 371-9691
Tollfree: (877) 310-6560
Do you know all of the Virginia health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Virginia Health Department at the following:
Virginia Department of Health
Local: (804) 864-7001
Tollfree TDD: (800) 828-1120
Are you on Virginia resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Virginia medical assistance office at:
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Local: (804) 786-7933
Are you familiar with the assistance Virginia Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Mountain Empire Older Citizens
Big Stone Gap, VA
(276) 523-4202
Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens
Cedar Bluff, VA
(276) 964-4915
District Three Senior Services
Marion, VA
(276) 783-8157
New River Valley Agency on Aging
Pulaski, VA
(540) 980-7720
Local Office on Aging
Roanoke, VA
(540) 345-0451
Valley Program for Aging Services
Waynesboro, VA
(540) 949-7141
Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging
Front Royal, VA
(540) 635-7141
Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services
Culpeper, VA
(540) 825-3100
Jefferson Area Board for Aging
Charlottesville, VA
(434) 817-5222
Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living
Lynchburg, VA
(434) 385-9070
Southern Area Agency on Aging
Martinsville, VA
(276) 632-6442
Lake Country Area Agency on Aging
South Hill, VA
(434) 447-7661
Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging
Burkeville, VA
(434) 767-5588
Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging
Richmond, VA
(804) 343-3000
Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging
Fredericksburg, VA
(540) 371-3375
Bay Aging
Urbanna, VA
(804) 758-2386
Crater District Area Agency on Aging
Petersburg, VA
(804) 732-7020
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia
Norfolk, VA
(757) 461-9481
Peninsula Agency on Aging
Newport News, VA
(757) 873-0541
Eastern Shore Area Agency on Aging
Exmore, VA
(757) 442-9652
Alexandria Division of Aging and Adult Services
Alexandria, VA
(703) 746-5999
Arlington Area Agency on Aging
Arlington, VA
(703) 228-1700
Fairfax Area Agency on Aging
Fairfax, VA
(703) 324-5411
Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging
Ashburn, VA
(703) 777-0257
Prince William Area Agency on Aging
Woodbridge, VA
(703) 792-6400

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