Better Care Home Health, Inc

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Alexandria, Louisiana (LA).

Better Care Home Health, Inc is a for-profit home care agency based at 2735 Culpepper Road in Alexandria, LA. The agency services an area over 2,400 square miles in size with over 170,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1986. A total of 8,211 Medicare visits were made to 197 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $1,302,169 for these services.

Better Care Home Health, Inc 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, 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.

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Ownership Type

Proprietary

Certification Date

10/02/1986

Address

2735 Culpepper Road
Alexandria, LA 71301

Phone Number

(318) 473-4676

Geographic Coordinates

31.264089, -92.462587
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

70656, 71301, 71302, 71303, 71309, 71322, 71325, 71328, 71331, 71340, 71341, 71346, 71348, 71351, 71360, 71365, 71371, 71405, 71407, 71409, 71417, 71423, 71424, 71430, 71433, 71454, 71466, 71467, 71477, 71485
* 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
Alexandria
7 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Rapides Parish
9 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Louisiana
220 (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
Alexandria
7 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Rapides Parish
9 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Louisiana
211 (95.91%) 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
Yes
Alexandria
6 (85.71%) Offer this Service
Rapides Parish
7 (77.78%) Offer this Service
Louisiana
195 (88.64%) 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
Alexandria
7 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Rapides Parish
9 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Louisiana
217 (98.64%) 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
Alexandria
7 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Rapides Parish
9 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Louisiana
187 (85.00%) 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
Alexandria
7 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Rapides Parish
9 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Louisiana
218 (99.09%) 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
70.00%
Alexandria
58.00%
Rapides Parish
61.14%
Louisiana
56.54%
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
81.00%
Alexandria
65.67%
Rapides Parish
68.43%
Louisiana
64.47%
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
62.00%
Alexandria
47.17%
Rapides Parish
48.00%
Louisiana
43.23%
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
66.00%
Alexandria
46.33%
Rapides Parish
48.57%
Louisiana
47.09%
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
Less Than 5.00%
Alexandria
21.29%
Rapides Parish
20.62%
Louisiana
26.94%
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%
Alexandria
Less Than 5.00%
Rapides Parish
Less Than 5.00%
Louisiana
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
57.00%
Alexandria
45.83%
Rapides Parish
46.71%
Louisiana
42.12%
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
66.00%
Alexandria
46.33%
Rapides Parish
47.57%
Louisiana
46.21%
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
60.00%
Alexandria
45.83%
Rapides Parish
49.43%
Louisiana
41.64%
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
23.00%
Alexandria
43.43%
Rapides Parish
43.12%
Louisiana
43.06%
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%
Alexandria
49.86%
Rapides Parish
50.25%
Louisiana
51.61%
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
94.00%
Alexandria
82.67%
Rapides Parish
83.86%
Louisiana
84.14%
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
197
Alexandria Average
389
Rapides Parish Average
352
Louisiana Average
345
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
8,211
Alexandria Average
22,439
Rapides Parish Average
20,008
Louisiana Average
18,097
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
$1,302,169
Alexandria Average
$2,433,828
Rapides Parish Average
$2,193,201
Louisiana Average
$2,150,634
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
$159
Alexandria Average
$108
Rapides Parish Average
$110
Louisiana Average
$119
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
$6,610
Alexandria Average
$6,250
Rapides Parish Average
$6,227
Louisiana Average
$6,228
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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    Located 1.61 miles away in Alexandria at 710 Versailles Boulevard Suite A.
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    Thompson Home Health
    Located 1.73 miles away in Alexandria at 1401 Texas Avenue Suite A.
  5. Home Care Agency
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    Located 6.92 miles away in Pineville at 2217 Shreveport Highway Suite B.
Note: There are a total of 6 agencies within 25 miles of this provider.

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Alexandria at a Glance

Alexandria has a total population of 46,342, of which 13,016 are children under the age of 18 and 6,983 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 35.6.

Total Population:
46,342
Median Age:
35.6
Males:
21,085 (45.5%)
Female:
25,257 (54.5%)
Children (0-17):
13,016 (28.1%)
Adults (18-64):
26,343 (56.8%)
Seniors (65+):
6,983 (15.1%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Alexandria
Married:
16,635 (35.9%)
Divorced:
4,144 (8.9%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Alexandria
Hispanic Ethnicity:
456 (0.98%)
White:
19,740 (42.60%)
African American:
25,371 (54.75%)
Asian:
577 (1.25%)
Pacific Islander:
20 (0.04%)
Indian:
116 (0.25%)
Other:
107 (0.23%)
Two or More:
411 (0.89%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Alexandria

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.50, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.50 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
2
Doctors:
651
Home Agencies:
7
Hospitals:
2
Nursing Homes:
5
Medical Suppliers:
51
Rehab Centers:
2

Wealth

The median family income is $31,978 while the median household income is $26,097. Roughly 26.77% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$31,978
Household Income:
$26,097
In Poverty:
26.77%

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