Home health care costs in Mississippi are covered by the Elderly and Disabled Medicaid Waiver. Administered by the Office of Long-Term Care, the Elderly and Disabled Waiver covers medically-necessary services, including skilled nursing, wound care, IV therapy, speech, occupation and physical therapy and medication management. Other services covered under the waiver include home-delivered meals, in-home respite care and personal care services.

How Much is Home Health Care in Mississippi?

The median monthly cost for home health care in Mississippi is $3,813 per month or around $45,760 per year, according to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey. This is less than the national average of $5,148 per month. Neighboring states have varying costs of care. To the east in Alabama, in-home health care costs around $3,851 per month, while to the north in Tennessee, the cost is around $4,576 per month.

Who Qualifies for Home Health Care in Mississippi?

To qualify for home health care services, seniors must be under the care of a primary physician and need assistance with at least one or more services. Some of the conditions that lead to home health care include arthritis, cancer and heart disease. Individuals must also be homebound.