Local Home Care Agency Exceeding ExpectationsJanuary 17, 2014
Southwestern Home Care is pleased to share that it meets or exceeds patient satisfaction results when compared to state and national standards. The agency also exceeded state and national standards in keys quality performance areas. These ratings are fully accessible at www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/.
Key highlights include:
|Category||Southwestern Home Care||State||National|
|How often home care team gave care in a professional way||93||89||88|
|Did home care team discuss medicines, pain and home safety with patients?||90||84||84|
|How often home health team treated heart failure patients’ symptoms||100||99||98|
|How often patients breathing improved||80||68||64|
|How often home health team included treatments to prevent pressure sores in plan of care||98||98||97|
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) An estimated 27 million people will need some type of long-term care by 2050. Of those 27 million, the majority will receive their care from either a home health or hospice care agency. Comparatively, about 7.6 million people annually now receive community-based care. The most common reason individuals need this level of care include after hospital care, chronic disease management, disabilities or terminal illness The reason this number is expected to grow relates to the desire for many to remain in their homes for as long as possible.
Southwestern Home Care was established in 1979 and provides many services to support this growing need. Their registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists and aids offer a range of medical and therapeutic services including, but not limited to, wound therapy, lab testing, IV therapy, enteral/parenteral feedings, administration of chemotherapy and medical social services. Southwestern Home Care has an established partnership with Advanced Physical Therapy of Waynesburg to provide physical and occupational therapy services.
“Our goal is to provide as much care and treatment as possible to maintain the patient in their home or residential environment,” shared Lisa Balint, RN, BSN, MBA and Director of Southwestern Home Care.. “Each patient is managed according to an individualized plan designed to restore health, maximize independence and minimize the impacts of illness.”
For more information on these ratings visit www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/ or call Southwestern Home Care at 724-627-1900.
Home Health RN Tori Campbell gets ready to go visit patients.