General Information: VISITING NURSE SERVICES OF IOWA
In-home care/home health agency name: VISITING NURSE SERVICES OF IOWA
Address:1200 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, SUITE 205
DES MOINES , IA 50314
Phone number: (515) 558-9591
Type of ownership: Local
Agency's Initial Date of Medicare Certification: 04/01/2010
Medicare Covered Services: VISITING NURSE SERVICES OF IOWA
Nursing Care Services: Yes
Physical Therapy Services: Yes
Occupational Therapy Services: Yes
Speech Pathology Services: Yes
Medical Social Services: Yes
Home Health Aide Services: Yes
Quality MeasuresPercentage for VISITING NURSE SERVICES OF IOWA State AverageNational Average
How often the home health team began their patientsí care in a timely manner 91% 94% 90%
How often the home health team taught patients (or their family caregivers) about their drugs 94% 92% 89%
How often the home health team checked patientsí risk of falling 98% 95% 95%
How often the home health team checked patients for depression 100% 97% 97%
How often the home health team determined whether patients received a flu shot for the current flu season 82% 78% 67%
How often the home health team determined whether their patients received a pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot) 80% 78% 65%
With diabetes, how often the home health team got doctorís orders, gave foot care, and taught patients about foot care 85% 91% 91%
How often the home health team checked patients for pain 100% 97% 98%
How often the home health team treated their patientsí pain 93% 98% 97%
How often the home health team treated heart failure (weakening of the heart) patientsí symptoms Not Available - The number of patient episodes for this measure is too small to report. 97% 98%
How often the home health team took doctor-ordered action to prevent pressure sores (bed sores) 85% 95% 94%
How often the home health team included treatments to prevent pressure sores (bed sores) in the plan of care 68% 95% 95%
How often the home health team checked patients for the risk of developing pressure sores (bed sores) 100% 97% 98%
How often patients got better at walking or moving around 63% 54% 56%
How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed 53% 54%
How often patients got better at bathing 85% 63% 65%
How often patients had less pain when moving around 71% 65% 66%
How often patientsí breathing improved 76% 60% 63%
How often patientsí wounds improved or healed after an operation Not Available - The number of patient episodes for this measure is too small to report. 84% 88%
How often patients had more pressure sores (bed sores) when home health care ended % %
How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth 44% 45% 47%
Patient SurveysPercentage for VISITING NURSE SERVICES OF IOWA State AverageNational Average
Percent of patients who reported that their home health team gave care in a professional way 85% 87% 87%
Percent of patients who reported that their home health team communicated well with them 91% 87% 86%
Percent of patients who reported that their home health team discussed medicines, pain, and home safety with them 87% 85% 83%
Percent of patients who gave their home health agency a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest) 92% 87% 84%
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