General Information: VISITING NURSE SERVICE
In-home care/home health agency name: VISITING NURSE SERVICE
Address:#1 HOME CARE PLACE
AKRON , OH 44320
Phone number: (330) 745-1601
Type of ownership: Visiting Nurse Association
Agency's Initial Date of Medicare Certification: 07/01/1966
Medicare Covered Services: VISITING NURSE SERVICE
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 SERVICE State AverageNational Average
How often the home health team began their patientsí care in a timely manner 99% 90% 90%
How often the home health team taught patients (or their family caregivers) about their drugs 99% 90% 89%
How often the home health team checked patientsí risk of falling 100% 96% 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 67% 69% 67%
How often the home health team determined whether their patients received a pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot) 67% 69% 65%
With diabetes, how often the home health team got doctorís orders, gave foot care, and taught patients about foot care 100% 94% 91%
How often the home health team checked patients for pain 100% 98% 98%
How often the home health team treated their patientsí pain 100% 98% 97%
How often the home health team treated heart failure (weakening of the heart) patientsí symptoms 100% 98% 98%
How often the home health team took doctor-ordered action to prevent pressure sores (bed sores) 100% 95% 94%
How often the home health team included treatments to prevent pressure sores (bed sores) in the plan of care 100% 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 45% 56% 56%
How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed 55% 54%
How often patients got better at bathing 48% 61% 65%
How often patients had less pain when moving around 51% 63% 66%
How often patientsí breathing improved 51% 63% 63%
How often patientsí wounds improved or healed after an operation 85% 87% 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 32% 45% 47%
Patient SurveysPercentage for VISITING NURSE SERVICE State AverageNational Average
Percent of patients who reported that their home health team gave care in a professional way 90% 87% 87%
Percent of patients who reported that their home health team communicated well with them 87% 85% 86%
Percent of patients who reported that their home health team discussed medicines, pain, and home safety with them 84% 82% 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) 85% 83% 84%
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