Georgia Home Health Services

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Valdosta, Georgia (GA).

Georgia Home Health Services is a for-profit home care agency based at 3404 Greystone Way in Valdosta, GA. The agency services an area over 3,200 square miles in size with over 220,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1979. A total of 22,229 Medicare visits were made to 783 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $2,753,660 for these services.

Georgia Home Health Services 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 get better at walking or moving around and get better at taking their medicines correctly, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Proprietary

Certification Date

06/25/1979

Address

3404 Greystone Way
Valdosta, GA 31605

Phone Number

(229) 247-4663

Geographic Coordinates

30.882929, -83.296203
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

31601, 31602, 31603, 31604, 31605, 31606, 31620, 31622, 31625, 31627, 31629, 31632, 31635, 31636, 31637, 31638, 31639, 31641, 31643, 31645, 31647, 31648, 31649, 31714, 31733, 31749, 31750, 31769, 31774, 31775, 31778, 31783, 31790, 31793, 31794, 31795, 31798
* 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
Valdosta
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Lowndes County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Georgia
98 (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
Valdosta
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Lowndes County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Georgia
92 (93.88%) 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
Valdosta
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Lowndes County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Georgia
93 (94.90%) 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
Valdosta
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Lowndes County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Georgia
98 (100.00%) 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
Valdosta
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Lowndes County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Georgia
83 (84.69%) 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
Valdosta
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Lowndes County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Georgia
97 (98.98%) 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
60.00%
Valdosta
63.00%
Lowndes County
63.00%
Georgia
65.71%
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
58.00%
Valdosta
62.25%
Lowndes County
62.25%
Georgia
63.25%
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
34.00%
Valdosta
39.50%
Lowndes County
39.50%
Georgia
42.54%
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
54.00%
Valdosta
52.75%
Lowndes County
52.75%
Georgia
61.81%
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
25.00%
Valdosta
21.50%
Lowndes County
21.50%
Georgia
22.30%
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%
Valdosta
Less Than 5.00%
Lowndes County
Less Than 5.00%
Georgia
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
36.00%
Valdosta
47.00%
Lowndes County
47.00%
Georgia
44.31%
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
51.00%
Valdosta
50.00%
Lowndes County
50.00%
Georgia
56.05%
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
45.00%
Valdosta
44.00%
Lowndes County
44.00%
Georgia
53.90%
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
33.00%
Valdosta
31.25%
Lowndes County
31.25%
Georgia
28.79%
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
63.00%
Valdosta
66.25%
Lowndes County
66.25%
Georgia
68.00%
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
88.00%
Valdosta
86.00%
Lowndes County
86.00%
Georgia
83.61%
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
783
Valdosta Average
449
Lowndes County Average
449
Georgia Average
836
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
22,229
Valdosta Average
12,234
Lowndes County Average
12,234
Georgia Average
23,174
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
$2,753,660
Valdosta Average
$1,664,493
Lowndes County Average
$1,664,493
Georgia Average
$3,396,304
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
$124
Valdosta Average
$136
Lowndes County Average
$136
Georgia Average
$147
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
$3,517
Valdosta Average
$3,709
Lowndes County Average
$3,709
Georgia Average
$4,061
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

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Note: There are a total of 4 agencies within 25 miles of this provider.

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Valdosta at a Glance

Valdosta has a total population of 43,724, of which 11,407 are children under the age of 18 and 4,582 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 28.2.

Total Population:
43,724
Median Age:
28.2
Males:
20,237 (46.3%)
Female:
23,487 (53.7%)
Children (0-17):
11,407 (26.1%)
Adults (18-64):
27,735 (63.4%)
Seniors (65+):
4,582 (10.5%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Valdosta
Married:
14,444 (33.0%)
Divorced:
3,708 (8.5%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Valdosta
Hispanic Ethnicity:
954 (2.18%)
White:
20,860 (47.71%)
African American:
21,201 (48.49%)
Asian:
610 (1.40%)
Pacific Islander:
13 (0.03%)
Indian:
102 (0.23%)
Other:
394 (0.90%)
Two or More:
544 (1.24%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Valdosta

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.32, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.32 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
4
Doctors:
414
Home Agencies:
4
Hospitals:
2
Nursing Homes:
4
Medical Suppliers:
30
Rehab Centers:
4

Wealth

The median family income is $38,174 while the median household income is $29,046. Roughly 23.63% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$38,174
Household Income:
$29,046
In Poverty:
23.63%

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