Visiting Nurses of Aroostook

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Caribou, Maine (ME).

Visiting Nurses of Aroostook is a non-profit home care agency based at 14 Access Highway in Caribou, ME. The agency services an area over 3,900 square miles in size with over 70,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1974. A total of 9,908 Medicare visits were made to 489 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $1,438,948 for these services.

Visiting Nurses of Aroostook 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 getting in and out of bed and be short of breath less often, when compared to other agencies in the state. However, patients are not as likely to have improvement in bladder control, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Private

Certification Date

10/01/1974

Address

14 Access Highway
Caribou, ME 04736

Phone Number

(207) 498-2578

Geographic Coordinates

46.871752, -67.998107
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

04413, 04424, 04471, 04497, 04730, 04732, 04733, 04734, 04735, 04736, 04739, 04740, 04742, 04743, 04744, 04745, 04746, 04747, 04750, 04756, 04757, 04758, 04760, 04761, 04762, 04763, 04764, 04765, 04766, 04768, 04769, 04772, 04773, 04774, 04776, 04777, 04779, 04780, 04781, 04783, 04785, 04786, 04787
* 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
Caribou
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Aroostook County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Maine
29 (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
Caribou
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Aroostook County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Maine
27 (93.10%) 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
Caribou
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Aroostook County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Maine
26 (89.66%) 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
Caribou
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Aroostook County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Maine
28 (96.55%) 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
Caribou
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Aroostook County
3 (75.00%) Offer this Service
Maine
27 (93.10%) 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
Caribou
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Aroostook County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Maine
29 (100.00%) 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%
Caribou
61.00%
Aroostook County
59.25%
Maine
60.65%
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
65.00%
Caribou
59.00%
Aroostook County
55.75%
Maine
60.15%
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
42.00%
Caribou
34.67%
Aroostook County
34.50%
Maine
39.92%
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
71.00%
Caribou
62.67%
Aroostook County
58.75%
Maine
59.19%
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%
Caribou
24.33%
Aroostook County
27.75%
Maine
23.21%
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%
Caribou
Less Than 5.00%
Aroostook County
Less Than 5.00%
Maine
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
43.00%
Caribou
42.00%
Aroostook County
38.25%
Maine
40.08%
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
69.00%
Caribou
54.00%
Aroostook County
51.00%
Maine
55.81%
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
29.00%
Caribou
35.33%
Aroostook County
35.33%
Maine
47.08%
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
27.00%
Caribou
24.33%
Aroostook County
27.75%
Maine
27.57%
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
73.00%
Caribou
73.67%
Aroostook County
69.25%
Maine
69.46%
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
74.00%
Caribou
76.67%
Aroostook County
76.67%
Maine
75.88%
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
489
Caribou Average
374
Aroostook County Average
310
Maine Average
731
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
9,908
Caribou Average
7,479
Aroostook County Average
6,659
Maine Average
17,282
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
$1,438,948
Caribou Average
$1,066,137
Aroostook County Average
$895,464
Maine Average
$2,373,891
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
$145
Caribou Average
$143
Aroostook County Average
$134
Maine Average
$137
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
$2,943
Caribou Average
$2,848
Aroostook County Average
$2,889
Maine Average
$3,247
United States Average
$4,270

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Nearby Home Care Agencies

  1. Home Care Agency
    Valley Home Health Services
    Located 1.15 miles away in Caribou at 658 Main Street.
  2. Home Care Agency
    Professional Home Nursing, Inc
    Located 3.68 miles away in Caribou at PO Box 180.
Note: There are a total of 2 agencies within 25 miles of this provider.

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Caribou at a Glance

Caribou has a total population of 8,312, of which 1,867 are children under the age of 18 and 1,459 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 40.8.

Total Population:
8,312
Median Age:
40.8
Males:
4,009 (48.2%)
Female:
4,303 (51.8%)
Children (0-17):
1,867 (22.5%)
Adults (18-64):
4,986 (60.0%)
Seniors (65+):
1,459 (17.6%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Caribou
Married:
4,013 (48.3%)
Divorced:
719 (8.7%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Caribou
Hispanic Ethnicity:
38 (0.46%)
White:
7,998 (96.22%)
African American:
24 (0.29%)
Asian:
76 (0.91%)
Pacific Islander:
6 (0.07%)
Indian:
123 (1.48%)
Other:
7 (0.08%)
Two or More:
78 (0.94%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Caribou

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.46, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.46 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
198
Home Agencies:
3
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
4
Rehab Centers:
2

Wealth

The median family income is $38,378 while the median household income is $29,485. Roughly 12.19% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$38,378
Household Income:
$29,485
In Poverty:
12.19%

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