Care America Home Healthcare

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Apopka, Florida (FL).

Care America Home Healthcare is a for-profit home care agency based at 531 Wekiva Commons Circle in Apopka, FL. The agency services an area over 2,200 square miles in size with over 1,430,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 2001. A total of 23,319 Medicare visits were made to 675 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $3,354,030 for these services.

Care America Home Healthcare offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, medical social, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are more likely to get better at walking or moving around, get better at getting in and out of bed, have their bladder control improve, have less pain when moving around, get better at bathing, get better at taking their medicines correctly, be short of breath less often, and have to be admitted to the hospital less often, when compared to other agencies in the state.

Overall Rating

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Rated 3.00 out of 5 from 2 User Reviews
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Quality of Care Rating

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Rated 3.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Staff Rating

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Rated 4.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Facility Rating

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Rated 4.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Promptness Rating

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Rated 4.00 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Ownership Type

Proprietary

Certification Date

07/03/2001

Address

531 Wekiva Commons Circle
Apopka, FL 32712

Phone Number

(407) 464-0194

Geographic Coordinates

28.688227, -81.505868
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

32701, 32703, 32707, 32708, 32712, 32714, 32730, 32732, 32746, 32750, 32751, 32765, 32766, 32771, 32773, 32776, 32779, 32789, 32792, 32798, 32801, 32803, 32804, 32805, 32806, 32807, 32808, 32809, 32810, 32811, 32812, 32817, 32818, 32819, 32820, 32821, 32822, 32824, 32825, 32826, 32827, 32828, 32829, 32832, 32833, 32835, 32836, 32837, 32839, 33848, 34734, 34739, 34741, 34743, 34744, 34746, 34747, 34758, 34759, 34761, 34769, 34771, 34772, 34773, 34786, 34787
* 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
Orange County
22 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Florida
774 (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
Orange County
22 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Florida
636 (82.17%) 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
Orange County
22 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Florida
569 (73.51%) 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
Orange County
22 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Florida
745 (96.25%) 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
Orange County
20 (90.91%) Offer this Service
Florida
629 (81.27%) 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
Orange County
22 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Florida
762 (98.45%) 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
94.00%
Orange County
68.32%
Florida
66.15%
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
Greater Than 95.00%
Orange County
67.37%
Florida
63.60%
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
92.00%
Orange County
40.56%
Florida
40.61%
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
90.00%
Orange County
65.17%
Florida
56.67%
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
14.00%
Orange County
20.80%
Florida
16.64%
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%
Orange County
Less Than 5.00%
Florida
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
84.00%
Orange County
39.89%
Florida
40.90%
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
87.00%
Orange County
54.50%
Florida
50.35%
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
83.00%
Orange County
51.78%
Florida
46.02%
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
18.00%
Orange County
29.70%
Florida
24.99%
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
75.00%
Orange County
66.05%
Florida
70.70%
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
Greater Than 95.00%
Orange County
85.93%
Florida
83.40%
United States
80.41%

Treatment Figures

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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
675
Orange County Average
744
Florida Average
473
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
23,319
Orange County Average
17,351
Florida Average
20,139
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
$3,354,030
Orange County Average
$2,501,077
Florida Average
$2,173,798
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
$144
Orange County Average
$144
Florida Average
$108
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
$4,969
Orange County Average
$3,364
Florida Average
$4,593
United States Average
$4,270

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

Care America Home Healthcare Review
Overall:
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Care:
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Staff:
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Facility:
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Promptness:
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Details:

Awesome service !!! my mom was so happy... The nursing, physical therapy and the cna were wonderful.. We recommend Care America to everyone!!

Member:
Date:

A Review by Anonymous

Care America Home Healthcare Review
Overall:
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Care:
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Staff:
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Facility:
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Promptness:
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Insurance:
Medicare
Details:

I feel that they RIPPED OFF Medicare and am in the process of making a full report to the Medicare fraud unit !! They charged Medicare a total of $4,615.51 of which $3,995.10 was paid ! This was for srevices from 2/11/11 to 4/11/11 I have called and spoken with a nurse who claimed to be the owner His name is Mac about this and he said " we get paid this ammount , NO MATTER how many times they make a visit to the patient" As you see, this charge was for service from: 2/11/11 to 4/11/11 So,if they visited as mmany as 3 times a week, that would be 24 visits ????? That equates to: $166.00 per "15" minuet VISIT!!! I do not recall any where near that many visits. On 11/11/2011 I requsted a copy of these records and have not received anything yet !! I think,at this point this needs to be made public. Thank You, John Coleman dockits@msn.com

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Date:

Discussions

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Medicare Fraud at it's best!!

Medicare Fraud at it's best!!
Details:

If i can't trust their billing practice-Do i want these people in my home!?? I invite you to take their 20 min home visit--THEN attempt to get a monthly--weekly--even 'yearly' invoice...for the 'service'--or,'free' supplies that Medicare (God forbid you have a secondary insurance!!!) is billed for in your behalf. Where is the 'Time sheet' that the client must sign for Medicare?? Do you 'dare' ask for one? This company must be immediately policed (and welcome it if there's actually no fraud involved) Our grandchildren will one day sooner than later rely on this very system for their healthcare...Is Grandfather aware that he may be the very reason they never benefit from Medicare. Grandpa's getting a kiss and a slap everytime this group files a Medicare claim in his behalf.

Replies:
0
Member:
Anonymous
Date:
Saturday, April 11, 2015 8:23 AM MST

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:48 PM MST

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Apopka at a Glance

Apopka has a total population of 26,642, of which 7,511 are children under the age of 18 and 2,690 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 33.3.

Total Population:
26,642
Median Age:
33.3
Males:
12,906 (48.4%)
Female:
13,736 (51.6%)
Children (0-17):
7,511 (28.2%)
Adults (18-64):
16,441 (61.7%)
Seniors (65+):
2,690 (10.1%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Apopka
Married:
11,795 (44.3%)
Divorced:
2,610 (9.8%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Apopka
Hispanic Ethnicity:
4,817 (18.08%)
White:
19,675 (73.85%)
African American:
4,145 (15.56%)
Asian:
503 (1.89%)
Pacific Islander:
24 (0.09%)
Indian:
112 (0.42%)
Other:
1,429 (5.36%)
Two or More:
754 (2.83%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Apopka

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.30, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.30 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
2
Doctors:
227
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
19
Rehab Centers:
1

Wealth

The median family income is $49,380 while the median household income is $43,651. Roughly 9.23% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$49,380
Household Income:
$43,651
In Poverty:
9.23%

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