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Bathing is mostly private pay (aka, you'll likely have to pay for it). Cost depends a bit on the skills and qualities of the person doing the bathing.

* HHA/CNA - Most basic level of care. More than capable individuals, but the barriers to entry are very low. Cost is relatively low so more skilled individuals often come at a premium. Cost is $15 -$30 depending on the area.
* RN - Basically a hospital nurse. They're used to bathing patients recovering in the hospital so they can often handle bathing more effectively than a HHA/CNA. They do cost a bit more - in the $50 to $90 range. Although, a couple of startups offer lower prices.

An HHA/CNA is certainly capable of doing bathing, but an RN will definitely provide better quality of care.
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Just read up...Medicare does not pay for bathing unless it's part of skilled nursing. Medicaid does provide services in home considering income.
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I paid $15 an hour but she wasn't a CNA just someone who had been doing caregiving.
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My cousin and I paid $18.00 per bath three times a week for her mother. Because we self paid they came at a set time. There were contracted thru a private agency and were background checked and bonded. They also had completed thru local community college on eldercare. We found them very good.
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I would say at least $20 an hour depending on where you live. Medicare may be free but they come and go as they please. it's very annoying.
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It prescribed by her doc, Medicare will pay for it.
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