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Cost of West Virginia Home Care

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average hourly home care rate in West Virginia is $16.00.

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

This cost is the base cost for home maker services in West Virginia. The rate for home health care services is typically higher. In West Virginia, the average hourly rate is $16.00. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

West Virginia$16
Virginia$18
Kentucky$19
Ohio$19
Maryland$20
U.S.$20
Pennsylvania$20

Percentage of Home Care Agencies that Accept Medicare

It is difficult to determine exactly what percentage of home health care agencies in West Virginia accept Medicare because there is no complete list of home health care agencies. According to our data, approximately 30% of West Virginia home care agencies are certified by Medicare. We have found 152 West Virginia certified Medicare home health care agencies and anoother 63 West 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

West Virginia Home Care Services

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

Physical Therapy Services: 100.0%

Nursing Care Services: 100.0%

Home Health Aid Services: 93.7%

Occupational Therapy Services: 77.8%

Speech Pathology Services: 63.5%

Medical Social Services: 61.9%

Researching Home Care in West Virginia? Ask these questions:

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

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

Do you have a complaint against a West 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 West Virginia, report it to:
Dept of Health and Human Resources of West Virginia-Office of Health Facility Licensure and Cert
wvdhhr.org\ohflac
Local: (304) 558-0050
Tollfree: (800) 442-2888
Does your Medicare or Medigap cover West Virginia home health? Do you have a general question about your Medicare or Medigap policy? Then contact:
West Virginia Insurance Commission
wvinsurance.gov
Local: (304) 558-3386
Local TDD: (304) 558-1296
Tollfree: (888) 879-9842
Do you know all of the West Virginia health-based programs and services that are available to you? Find out by contacting the West Virginia Health Department at the following:
West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources
dhhr.wv.gov
Local: (304) 348-3365
Tollfree: (888) 483-0797
Tollfree Notes: 888-483-0793 Provider Services
Are you on West Virginia resident seeking home care or having trouble paying your medical bills? Contact the West Virginia medical assistance office at:
West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources
wvdhhr.org
Local: (304) 558-1700
Tollfree: (800) 642-8589
Are you familiar with the assistance West Virginia Area Agencies on the Aging can provide to you?

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

Northwestern Area Agency on Aging
Wheeling, WV
(304) 242-1800
Metro Area Agency on Aging
Dunbar, WV
(304) 720-6858
Upper Potomac Area Agency on Aging
Petersburg, WV
(304) 257-1221
Appalachian Area Agency on Aging
Princeton, WV
(304) 425-1147

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