Worth County Public Health Nursing Services

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Northwood, Iowa (IA).

Worth County Public Health Nursing Services is a government run home care agency based at 95 Ninth Street North in Northwood, IA. The agency services an area over 400 square miles in size with over 0 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1970. A total of 592 Medicare visits were made to 40 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $91,260 for these services.

Worth County Public Health Nursing Services offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are more likely to get better at walking or moving around, have to be admitted to the hospital less often, have urgent unplanned medical care less often, and stay at home after home health care ends, when compared to other agencies in the state. However, patients are not as likely to be short of breath less often, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Government - Local

Certification Date

05/28/1970

Address

95 Ninth Street North
Northwood, IA 50459

Phone Number

(641) 324-1741

Geographic Coordinates

43.445141, -93.219549
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

50434, 50440, 50444, 50446, 50448, 50456, 50459, 50472
* Zip codes where this agency provide services.

Services

Charts

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
Iowa
175 (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
Iowa
156 (89.14%) 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
Iowa
156 (89.14%) 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
Iowa
164 (93.71%) 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.

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No
Iowa
81 (46.29%) 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
Iowa
174 (99.43%) Offer this Service
United States
8,530 (97.05%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

Charts

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.

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54.00%
Iowa
58.20%
United States
62.13%

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.

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19.00%
Iowa
55.06%
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.

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Less Than 5.00%
Iowa
30.13%
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.

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Less Than 5.00%
Iowa
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.

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47.00%
Iowa
34.63%
United States
39.81%

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.

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13.00%
Iowa
36.72%
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.

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83.00%
Iowa
57.33%
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.

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40
Iowa Average
133
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
592
Iowa Average
3,239
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
$91,260
Iowa Average
$381,837
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
$154
Iowa Average
$118
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
$2,282
Iowa Average
$2,879
United States Average
$4,270

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Last Modified

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:48 PM MST

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Northwood at a Glance

Northwood has a total population of 2,050, of which 420 are children under the age of 18 and 533 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 43.9.

Total Population:
2,050
Median Age:
43.9
Males:
968 (47.2%)
Female:
1,082 (52.8%)
Children (0-17):
420 (20.5%)
Adults (18-64):
1,097 (53.5%)
Seniors (65+):
533 (26.0%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Northwood
Married:
911 (44.4%)
Divorced:
180 (8.8%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Northwood
Hispanic Ethnicity:
49 (2.39%)
White:
2,014 (98.24%)
African American:
2 (0.10%)
Asian:
4 (0.20%)
Pacific Islander:
0 (0.00%)
Indian:
2 (0.10%)
Other:
9 (0.44%)
Two or More:
19 (0.93%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Northwood

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.31, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.31 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
23
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
1
Medical Suppliers:
1
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $41,445 while the median household income is $33,030. Roughly 7.51% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$41,445
Household Income:
$33,030
In Poverty:
7.51%

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