Alacare Home Health Decatur

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Decatur, Alabama (AL).

Alacare Home Health Decatur is a for-profit home care agency based at 2708 1 6th Avenue Southeast Suite B in Decatur, AL. The agency services an area over 6,100 square miles in size with over 760,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 2001. A total of 45,234 Medicare visits were made to 1,117 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $5,452,075 for these services.

Alacare Home Health Decatur offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, medical social, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are not as likely to have to be admitted to the hospital less often and stay at home after home health care ends, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Proprietary

Certification Date

10/12/2001

Address

2708 1 6th Avenue Southeast Suite B
Decatur, AL 35603

Phone Number

(256) 355-5746

Geographic Coordinates

34.557975, -86.97341
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

35016, 35019, 35175, 35564, 35571, 35581, 35582, 35585, 35593, 35601, 35602, 35603, 35610, 35611, 35612, 35613, 35614, 35616, 35618, 35619, 35620, 35621, 35622, 35630, 35633, 35634, 35640, 35643, 35645, 35646, 35647, 35648, 35650, 35651, 35652, 35653, 35654, 35660, 35661, 35670, 35671, 35672, 35673, 35674, 35677, 35739, 35740, 35741, 35744, 35745, 35746, 35747, 35748, 35749, 35750, 35751, 35752, 35754, 35756, 35757, 35758, 35759, 35760, 35761, 35763, 35764, 35765, 35766, 35768, 35769, 35771, 35772, 35773, 35774, 35775, 35776, 35801, 35802, 35803, 35805, 35806, 35808, 35810, 35811, 35816, 35956, 35958, 35966, 35978, 35979, 35986
* Zip codes where this agency provide services.

Services

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Nursing Care Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers nursing care services. Services are performed by a registered or licensed nurse. Typically, these services are only provided when; a physician orders this type of care, care must be provided on an intermittent or hourly basis, care is reasonable and necessary for the treatment of the patient's illness or injury, and the care is not custodial in nature.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Decatur
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Morgan County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Alabama
142 (100.00%) Offer this Service
United States
8,789 (100.00%) Offer this Service

Occupational Therapy Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers occupational therapy services. This service attempts to improve the patient's abilities in daily living, increase awareness of body and surroundings, improve recognition, and teach techniques to simplify tasks.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Decatur
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Morgan County
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Alabama
115 (80.99%) Offer this Service
United States
7,902 (89.91%) Offer this Service

Speech Pathology Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers speech pathology services. Care givers assess, diagnose, and treat the patient's illnesses and disabilities effecting their speech, language, voice, swallowing, and cognitive communications.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Decatur
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Morgan County
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Alabama
98 (69.01%) Offer this Service
United States
7,452 (84.79%) Offer this Service

Physical Therapy Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers physical therapy services. Services may be provided by nurses, therapists, social workers or home health aides. Typical sessions are one hour in length and are on a one to one basis between the patient and the care giver. A mobile clinic or portable treatment equipment may be used.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Decatur
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Morgan County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Alabama
139 (97.89%) Offer this Service
United States
8,535 (97.11%) Offer this Service

Medical Social Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers medical social services. This service helps each patient cope with social, psychological, and medical issues arising from an illness or injury. Care givers often act as a mediator between the patient, family, medical personnel, and community.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Decatur
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Morgan County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Alabama
117 (82.39%) Offer this Service
United States
7,155 (81.41%) Offer this Service

Home Health Aide Services

Status

Indicates whether the agency offers home health aide services. Aides provide housekeeping, personal care, and dietary services. Typically, records are kept of the services provided and the patient's condition.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Decatur
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Morgan County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Alabama
142 (100.00%) Offer this Service
United States
8,530 (97.05%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

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Less Pain when Moving Around

The percentage of patients who have less pain when moving around. This measure identifies the frequency that pain interferes with a patients' activities. [1] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
69.00%
Decatur
64.00%
Morgan County
64.00%
Alabama
64.19%
United States
61.85%

Better at Bathing

The percentage of patients who get better at bathing. This measure identifies patients' ability to safely bathe their entire body in the shower or bath tub. [2] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
65.00%
Decatur
56.67%
Morgan County
56.67%
Alabama
64.38%
United States
62.13%

Taking Medicine Correctly

The percentage of patients who get better at taking their medicines correctly by mouth. This measure identifies patients' ability to prepare and take oral medications reliably and safely with the correct dosage and at the appropriate intervals. [3] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
51.00%
Decatur
42.67%
Morgan County
42.67%
Alabama
46.45%
United States
40.05%

Short of Breath Less Often

The percentage of patients who are short of breath less often. A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
64.00%
Decatur
65.67%
Morgan County
65.67%
Alabama
58.75%
United States
57.09%

Urgent Unplanned Medical Care

The percentage of patients who need urgent, unplanned medical care. This measure identifies if patients received any unscheduled visits to emergency medical services other than home care agency services. [4] A lower percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
20.00%
Decatur
12.67%
Morgan County
12.67%
Alabama
20.78%
United States
22.74%

Wounds Improved or Healed

The percentage of patients whose wounds improved or healed after an operation. This measure assesses patients' improvement in the status of their most problematic, and observable, surgical wound. [9] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
Less Than 5.00%
Decatur
Less Than 5.00%
Morgan County
Less Than 5.00%
Alabama
Less Than 5.00%
United States
Less Than 5.00%

Better at Walking or Moving Around

The percentage of patients who get better at walking or moving around. This measure identifies patients' ability to safely ambulate or propel themselves in a wheelchair over a variety of different surfaces. [5] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
42.00%
Decatur
40.00%
Morgan County
40.00%
Alabama
42.27%
United States
39.81%

Better at Getting In and Out of Bed

The percentage of patients who get better at getting in and out of bed. The measure identifies patients' ability to safely transfer themselves in a variety of different situations. For a bedfast patient, the ability to turn and position themselves in bed is evaluated. For a patient who is not confined to a bed, the measure identifies the ability to get in and out of bed, to get on and off a toilet, and to move into and out of a bath tub or shower. [6] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
55.00%
Decatur
55.33%
Morgan County
55.33%
Alabama
51.80%
United States
50.57%

Bladder Control Improvement

The percentage of patients whose bladder control improves. This measure assesses patients whose urinary incontinence improved. [8] A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
50.00%
Decatur
42.33%
Morgan County
42.33%
Alabama
48.74%
United States
46.56%

Admittance to the Hospital

The percentage of patients who had to be admitted to the hospital. This measure identifies patients who were admitted to a hospital for 24 hours or more while under the care of a home health agency. [7] A lower percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
39.00%
Decatur
29.00%
Morgan County
29.00%
Alabama
31.44%
United States
31.95%

Stay at Home After Care

The percentage of patients who stay at home after an episode of home health care ends. A higher percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
53.00%
Decatur
67.33%
Morgan County
67.33%
Alabama
64.92%
United States
63.67%

Unplanned Medical Care Related to a Wound

The percentage of patients who need unplanned medical care related to a wound that is new, is worse, or has become infected. A lower percentage can indicate a higher quality of care provided.

This Provider This Provider
92.00%
Decatur
81.50%
Morgan County
81.50%
Alabama
87.54%
United States
80.41%

Treatment Figures

Charts

HHA Patients

The number of home health agency patients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Parts A or B in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
1,117
Decatur Average
556
Morgan County Average
556
Alabama Average
447
United States Average
398

HHA Visits to Patients

The number of home health agency visits made to patients by this provider that were covered by Medicare Parts A or B in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
45,234
Decatur Average
19,486
Morgan County Average
19,486
Alabama Average
14,899
United States Average
12,553

Financials

Charts

Medicare HHA Payments

The total home health agency associated Medicare Parts A & B payments made to this provider in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
$5,452,075
Decatur Average
$2,422,971
Morgan County Average
$2,422,971
Alabama Average
$1,956,513
United States Average
$1,698,103

Medicare Payments Per HHA Visit

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Parts A & B covered home health agency visit in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
$121
Decatur Average
$124
Morgan County Average
$124
Alabama Average
$131
United States Average
$135

Medicare Payments Per HHA Patient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Parts A & B covered home health agency patient in 2006.

This Provider This Provider
$4,881
Decatur Average
$4,360
Morgan County Average
$4,360
Alabama Average
$4,380
United States Average
$4,270

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Last Modified

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:48 PM MST

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Nearby Home Care Agencies

  1. Home Care Agency
    HGA Home Health Decatur
    Located 1.08 miles away in Decatur at 1323 Stratford Road Suite B.
  2. Home Care Agency
    Morgan County Home Care
    Located 3.03 miles away in Decatur at 201 Gordon Drive Southeast Suite 107.
  3. Home Care Agency
    Athens Limestone Homecare
    Located 16.10 miles away in Athens at 661 US Highway 72 W.
Note: There are a total of 3 agencies within 25 miles of this provider.

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Decatur at a Glance

Decatur has a total population of 53,929, of which 13,693 are children under the age of 18 and 7,060 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 36.3.

Total Population:
53,929
Median Age:
36.3
Males:
25,894 (48.0%)
Female:
28,035 (52.0%)
Children (0-17):
13,693 (25.4%)
Adults (18-64):
33,176 (61.5%)
Seniors (65+):
7,060 (13.1%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Decatur
Married:
24,547 (45.5%)
Divorced:
4,906 (9.1%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Decatur
Hispanic Ethnicity:
3,040 (5.64%)
White:
40,714 (75.50%)
African American:
10,548 (19.56%)
Asian:
376 (0.70%)
Pacific Islander:
68 (0.13%)
Indian:
312 (0.58%)
Other:
1,195 (2.22%)
Two or More:
716 (1.33%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Decatur

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.37, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.37 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
2
Doctors:
331
Home Agencies:
3
Hospitals:
2
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
35
Rehab Centers:
1

Wealth

The median family income is $47,574 while the median household income is $37,192. Roughly 14.77% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$47,574
Household Income:
$37,192
In Poverty:
14.77%

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