General Information: JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH UNIT
In-home care/home health agency name: JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH UNIT
Address:1505 NORTH PECAN STREET
NEWPORT , AR 72112
Phone number: (870) 523-4583
Type of ownership: Official Health Agency
Agency's Initial Date of Medicare Certification: 07/01/1966
Medicare Covered Services: JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH UNIT
Nursing Care Services: Yes
Physical Therapy Services: Yes
Occupational Therapy Services: No
Speech Pathology Services: No
Medical Social Services: No
Home Health Aide Services: Yes
Quality MeasuresPercentage for JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH UNIT State AverageNational Average
How often the home health team began their patientsí care in a timely manner 87% 92% 90%
How often the home health team taught patients (or their family caregivers) about their drugs 90% 86% 89%
How often the home health team checked patientsí risk of falling 100% 94% 95%
How often the home health team checked patients for depression 99% 97% 97%
How often the home health team determined whether patients received a flu shot for the current flu season 82% 68% 67%
How often the home health team determined whether their patients received a pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot) 88% 67% 65%
With diabetes, how often the home health team got doctorís orders, gave foot care, and taught patients about foot care 97% 90% 91%
How often the home health team checked patients for pain 99% 99% 98%
How often the home health team treated their patientsí pain 100% 97% 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. 98% 98%
How often the home health team took doctor-ordered action to prevent pressure sores (bed sores) 100% 94% 94%
How often the home health team included treatments to prevent pressure sores (bed sores) in the plan of care 96% 97% 95%
How often the home health team checked patients for the risk of developing pressure sores (bed sores) 100% 98% 98%
How often patients got better at walking or moving around 27% 56% 56%
How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed 53% 54%
How often patients got better at bathing 20% 64% 65%
How often patients had less pain when moving around 28% 63% 66%
How often patientsí breathing improved 2% 58% 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. 89% 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 13% 48% 47%
Patient SurveysPercentage for JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH UNIT State AverageNational Average
Percent of patients who reported that their home health team gave care in a professional way 83% 89% 87%
Percent of patients who reported that their home health team communicated well with them 70% 86% 86%
Percent of patients who reported that their home health team discussed medicines, pain, and home safety with them 72% 83% 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) 73% 86% 84%
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