Home Care Services of Northwest Indiana

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Merrillville, Indiana (IN).

Home Care Services of Northwest Indiana is a for-profit home care agency based at 7895 Broadway Suite T in Merrillville, IN. The agency services an area over 1,300 square miles in size with over 740,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 2001. A total of 8,340 Medicare visits were made to 217 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $1,097,344 for these services. 619 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $24,498 by Medicare for these services.

Home Care Services of Northwest Indiana offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical social, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are not as likely to get better at walking or moving around, get better at getting in and out of bed, have improvement in bladder control, have less pain when moving around, get better at bathing, be short of breath less often, and have to be admitted to the hospital less often, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Proprietary

Certification Date

05/29/2001

Address

7895 Broadway Suite T
Merrillville, IN 46410

Phone Number

(219) 736-9270

Geographic Coordinates

41.482764, -87.335905
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

46268, 46304, 46307, 46311, 46312, 46319, 46320, 46321, 46322, 46323, 46324, 46327, 46340, 46341, 46342, 46346, 46350, 46360, 46365, 46368, 46371, 46373, 46375, 46382, 46383, 46384, 46385, 46390, 46391, 46393, 46394, 46402, 46403, 46404, 46405, 46406, 46407, 46408, 46409, 46410, 46552, 49115, 49116, 49117, 49125, 49128, 49129
* 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
Merrillville
7 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Lake County
40 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Indiana
184 (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
Merrillville
4 (57.14%) Offer this Service
Lake County
33 (82.50%) Offer this Service
Indiana
160 (86.96%) 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
Merrillville
2 (28.57%) Offer this Service
Lake County
19 (47.50%) Offer this Service
Indiana
119 (64.67%) 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
Merrillville
7 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Lake County
39 (97.50%) Offer this Service
Indiana
176 (95.65%) 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
Merrillville
3 (42.86%) Offer this Service
Lake County
28 (70.00%) Offer this Service
Indiana
132 (71.74%) 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
Merrillville
7 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Lake County
40 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Indiana
183 (99.46%) 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.

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41.00%
Merrillville
49.50%
Lake County
64.82%
Indiana
61.64%
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
39.00%
Merrillville
53.33%
Lake County
62.35%
Indiana
61.32%
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
33.00%
Merrillville
43.00%
Lake County
40.45%
Indiana
38.53%
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
40.00%
Merrillville
47.33%
Lake County
56.06%
Indiana
58.57%
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
24.00%
Merrillville
25.50%
Lake County
19.44%
Indiana
23.65%
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%
Merrillville
Less Than 5.00%
Lake County
Less Than 5.00%
Indiana
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
27.00%
Merrillville
31.50%
Lake County
37.00%
Indiana
38.74%
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
38.00%
Merrillville
45.80%
Lake County
48.06%
Indiana
51.81%
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
24.00%
Merrillville
35.00%
Lake County
55.96%
Indiana
49.11%
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
41.00%
Merrillville
43.17%
Lake County
41.05%
Indiana
34.40%
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
57.00%
Merrillville
54.67%
Lake County
56.85%
Indiana
61.59%
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
87.00%
Merrillville
75.50%
Lake County
78.93%
Indiana
78.69%
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
217
Merrillville Average
191
Lake County Average
236
Indiana Average
343
United States Average
398

Outpatients

The number of outpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part B in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
619
Merrillville Average
324
Lake County Average
303
Indiana Average
1,194
United States Average
821

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
8,340
Merrillville Average
10,022
Lake County Average
9,352
Indiana Average
10,089
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
$1,097,344
Merrillville Average
$1,186,471
Lake County Average
$1,168,716
Indiana Average
$1,308,379
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
$132
Merrillville Average
$118
Lake County Average
$125
Indiana Average
$130
United States Average
$135

Medicare Outpatient Payments

The total outpatient associated Medicare Part B payments made to this provider in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$24,498
Merrillville Average
$12,861
Lake County Average
$11,808
Indiana Average
$229,013
United States Average
$393,100

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
$5,057
Merrillville Average
$6,228
Lake County Average
$4,960
Indiana Average
$3,818
United States Average
$4,270

Medicare Payments Per Outpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part B covered outpatient in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$40
Merrillville Average
$40
Lake County Average
$39
Indiana Average
$192
United States Average
$479

Reviews and Ratings

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Insurance:
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Very Friendly, prompt, professional, excellant care

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:47 PM MST

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Note: There are a total of 54 agencies within 25 miles of this provider.

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Merrillville at a Glance

Merrillville has a total population of 30,560, of which 7,527 are children under the age of 18 and 4,604 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 37.0.

Total Population:
30,560
Median Age:
37.0
Males:
14,577 (47.7%)
Female:
15,983 (52.3%)
Children (0-17):
7,527 (24.6%)
Adults (18-64):
18,429 (60.3%)
Seniors (65+):
4,604 (15.1%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Merrillville
Married:
13,948 (45.6%)
Divorced:
2,391 (7.8%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Merrillville
Hispanic Ethnicity:
2,950 (9.65%)
White:
21,286 (69.65%)
African American:
6,987 (22.86%)
Asian:
460 (1.51%)
Pacific Islander:
6 (0.02%)
Indian:
100 (0.33%)
Other:
1,035 (3.39%)
Two or More:
686 (2.24%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Merrillville

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.29, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.29 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
2
Doctors:
567
Home Agencies:
7
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
5
Medical Suppliers:
39
Rehab Centers:
7

Wealth

The median family income is $56,355 while the median household income is $49,545. Roughly 4.20% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$56,355
Household Income:
$49,545
In Poverty:
4.20%

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