Home Health Care Providers in Maryland
Home care in Maryland helps seniors who need assistance with “activities of daily living (ADL’s)” and their family. In-Home Care can be provided in Maryland by either a home care agency or private duty caregivers. Agencies have physical locations and are more strictly regulated by the state, but many more experienced caregivers decide to work directly for the family as private duty home health aides so they can avoid the agency overhead that cuts into their wages.
Cost of Home Care
In Maryland, prices for agency home care average $25/hr while private duty averages $18/hr. Caregivers in Maryland are certified either as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or a Home Health Aide (HHA). CNA’s who have done additional training on senior health and senior care issues can also be certified as a Geriatric Care Assistant (GNA). The Maryland Board of Nursing provides an easy to use portal for verifying the license information for Caregivers in Maryland.