Garland County Health Unit

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Hot Springs, Arkansas (AR).

Garland County Health Unit is a government run home care agency based at 1425 Malvern Avenue in Hot Springs, AR. The agency services an area over 700 square miles in size with over 90,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1966. A total of 1,710 Medicare visits were made to 35 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $118,297 for these services.

Garland County Health Unit offers nursing care, physical therapy, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are more likely to have urgent unplanned medical care less often, when compared to other agencies in the state.

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Ownership Type

Government - State / County

Certification Date

07/01/1966

Address

1425 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Phone Number

(501) 624-3397

Geographic Coordinates

34.497718, -93.039934
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

71901, 71909, 71913, 71933, 71956, 71964, 71968
* 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
Hot Springs
6 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Garland County
6 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Arkansas
172 (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
No
Hot Springs
4 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Garland County
4 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Arkansas
91 (52.91%) 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
No
Hot Springs
4 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Garland County
4 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Arkansas
98 (56.98%) 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
Hot Springs
6 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Garland County
6 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Arkansas
162 (94.19%) 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
No
Hot Springs
3 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Garland County
3 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Arkansas
64 (37.21%) 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
Hot Springs
6 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Garland County
6 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Arkansas
171 (99.42%) Offer this Service
United States
8,530 (97.05%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

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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
15.00%
Hot Springs
18.00%
Garland County
18.00%
Arkansas
24.40%
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%
Hot Springs
Less Than 5.00%
Garland County
Less Than 5.00%
Arkansas
Less Than 5.00%
United States
Less Than 5.00%

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
34.00%
Hot Springs
24.83%
Garland County
24.83%
Arkansas
35.64%
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
67.00%
Hot Springs
70.33%
Garland County
70.33%
Arkansas
59.42%
United States
63.67%

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
35
Hot Springs Average
300
Garland County Average
300
Arkansas Average
192
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
1,710
Hot Springs Average
7,083
Garland County Average
7,083
Arkansas Average
6,864
United States Average
12,553

Financials

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Medicare HHA Payments

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

This Provider This Provider
$118,297
Hot Springs Average
$942,163
Garland County Average
$942,163
Arkansas Average
$753,495
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
$69
Hot Springs Average
$133
Garland County Average
$133
Arkansas Average
$110
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
$3,380
Hot Springs Average
$3,137
Garland County Average
$3,137
Arkansas Average
$3,929
United States Average
$4,270

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Last Modified

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:48 PM MST

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Hot Springs at a Glance

Hot Springs has a total population of 35,750, of which 7,237 are children under the age of 18 and 8,296 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 42.4.

Total Population:
35,750
Median Age:
42.4
Males:
16,778 (46.9%)
Female:
18,972 (53.1%)
Children (0-17):
7,237 (20.2%)
Adults (18-64):
20,217 (56.6%)
Seniors (65+):
8,296 (23.2%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Hot Springs
Married:
14,936 (41.8%)
Divorced:
4,986 (13.9%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Hot Springs
Hispanic Ethnicity:
1,358 (3.80%)
White:
28,194 (78.86%)
African American:
6,030 (16.87%)
Asian:
284 (0.79%)
Pacific Islander:
17 (0.05%)
Indian:
196 (0.55%)
Other:
363 (1.02%)
Two or More:
666 (1.86%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Hot Springs

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.52, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.52 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
2
Doctors:
509
Home Agencies:
6
Hospitals:
4
Nursing Homes:
9
Medical Suppliers:
40
Rehab Centers:
2

Wealth

The median family income is $32,819 while the median household income is $26,040. Roughly 18.30% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$32,819
Household Income:
$26,040
In Poverty:
18.30%

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