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Cost of Wisconsin Home Care

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

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in Wisconsin. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In Wisconsin, the average hourly rate is $22.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

Michigan$20
U.S.$20
Illinois$21
Wisconsin$21
Iowa$22
Minnesota$24

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in Wisconsin accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 25% of Wisconsin home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 366 Wisconsin certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 119 Wisconsin 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

Wisconsin Home Care Services

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

Home Health Aid Services: 100.0%

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Physical Therapy Services: 85.7%

Occupational Therapy Services: 84.0%

Speech Pathology Services: 71.4%

Medical Social Services: 52.1%

Researching Home Care in Wisconsin? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a Wisconsin home health care agency? If you or a loved one have a complaint about the service provided by a home health care agency in Wisconsin, report it to:
Department of Health Services - Division of Quaility Assurance
dhfs.state.wi.us
Local: (608) 267-1441
Tollfree: (800) 642-6552
Tollfree TDD: (888) 241-9432
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover Wisconsin home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance of Wisconsin
oci.wi.gov
Local: (608) 266-3585
Tollfree: (800) 236-8517
Do you know all of the Wisconsin health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the Wisconsin Health Department at the following:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
dhfs.state.wi.us
Local: (608) 266-1865
Tollfree: (800) 362-3002
Are you on Wisconsin resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the Wisconsin medical assistance office at:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
access.wisconsin.gov
Local: (608) 266-1865
Tollfree: (800) 362-3002
Are you familiar with the assistance Wisconsin Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc.
Madison, WI
(608) 243-5670
Area Agency on Aging of Dane County
Madison, WI
(608) 261-9930
Milwaukee County Department on Aging
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 289-6010

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