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The 10 Best Home Care Agencies for Seniors in Eagan, MN for 2024

Last Updated: June 5, 2024 - Caring.com offers a free service to help families find senior care and authentic reviews to help you in your decision. On average in Eagan, MN, residents and their loved ones rate In Home Care agencies across the 31 options below.

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  • Home Care Services in Eagan, Minnesota
  • Paying for Home Care in Eagan, MN
  • Financial Assistance for Home Care in Eagan, MN
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Paying for Home Care in Eagan, MN

The Cost of Home Care in Eagan, MN

The Genworth 2021 Cost of Care Survey reports that home care agencies in Eagan charge $7,055 per month for full-time care. This is hundreds of dollars higher than the Minnesota average of $6,673 and about $2,100 over the national norm. Rates in Rochester are considerably higher at $7,627, but care costs in other surveyed cities may be more economical. In St. Cloud, monthly fees are about $1,000 less than in Eagan, and seniors in Duluth pay about $1,200 less than in Eagan. In Mankato, care costs are lower at $5,720.

Eagan

$7,055

Minnesota

$6,673

United States

$4,957

Rochester

$7,627

Mankato

$5,720

St. Cloud

$6,038

Duluth

$5,815

The Cost of Home Care vs. Other Senior Care Options in Eagan, MN

Home care agencies in Eagan charge $7,055 per month for nonmedical care. Home health care includes limited medical services provided by licensed nurses and is available for the same average monthly rate, though some agencies may charge more for specialized services. Seniors in assisted living pay about $1,900 less per month for care, and those who attend adult day health care save about $4,950 over those who arrange private care. Even so, nursing home rates exceed the cost of home care at $11,708 per month.

Home Care

$7,055

Home Health Care

$7,055

Adult Day Health Care

$2,102

Assisted Living

$5,163

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11,708

Note: Data for Eagan was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Minneapolis, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Home Care in Eagan, MN

Given the high cost of in-home care, many people use one or more forms of financial assistance to cover the expenses. Below, we explain some of the most common sources of financial help to pay for in-home care. If none of these options are available to you, you can reach out to your Area Agency on Aging or Aging and Disability Resource Center to learn about local resources.

  • Long-Term Care Insurance: Long-Term Care Insurance covers expenses related to senior care, including in-home care. Depending on the policy type, beneficiaries may receive a cash payment to use towards long-term care or reimbursement for qualifying long-term care expenses. Note that there are limitations, typically a maximum benefit of $150 per day, and exact coverage terms vary depending on the exact policy, so always check the details.
  • Medicare: Medicare does not cover in-home care because it is classified as custodial or nonmedical care. However, some Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, which offer expanded benefits, may cover in-home custodial care.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid coverage of in-home care varies between different states because it is not a federally mandated benefit. Currently, all states cover some in-home care services either through their standard Medicaid or a waiver program. The specific coverage rules are set individually by each state.
  • Veterans' Benefits: The Aid and Attendance benefit is a monthly cash payment that beneficiaries can use to pay for senior care, including in-home care services. To qualify for A&A, Veterans must already receive the VA pension and meet several additional requirements, including needing assistance with activities of daily living. Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn more.
  • Reverse Mortgages: Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) are federally insured loans that are available to homeowners age 62 and over. Reverse mortgages allow you to access a tax-free portion of your home's equity in cash. Many seniors use reverse mortgages to finance their care expenses, including in-home care. Note that although there are no monthly payments due on reverse mortgage loans, borrowers have to repay the loan once the last surviving homeowner passes away, moves, or sells the home.

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