The benefits of home care go far beyond keeping someone in their comfort zone.
Preventive home health care saves Medicare and Medicaid millions of dollars a year.
A home-care visit costs Medicare a tenth of the cost of a one-day hospital stay.
Home care has a proven track record in managing chronic conditions and reducing costly emergency room visits and hospital readmissions.
Home Care is Cost-Effective
- The average home-care visit costs Medicare $150; the average hospital day costs $1,500.
- Providing home care to a child with cancer will lower their medical costs by nearly $14,000 a month.
- Adults who are dependent on ventilators will spend more than $21,000 on hospital costs each month. Those who receive home care will spend about $7,000.
- Intravenous antibiotic therapy administered at home is nearly $8,000 less each month than in-patient treatment – and uses the same state-of-the-art technology.