Care Group Home Care

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Watertown, Massachusetts (MA).

Care Group Home Care is a non-profit home care agency based at One Arsenal Marketplace in Watertown, MA. The agency services an area over 400 square miles in size with over 1,740,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1971. A total of 53,711 Medicare visits were made to 2,334 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $8,544,327 for these services.

Care Group Home Care 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 taking their medicines correctly and have to be admitted to the hospital less often, when compared to other agencies in the state.

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Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Private

Certification Date

07/01/1971

Address

One Arsenal Marketplace
Watertown, MA 02472

Phone Number

(617) 673-1700

Service Areas

01236, 01460, 01760, 01801, 01803, 01808, 01864, 01867, 01880, 01890, 01906, 02025, 02026, 02032, 02109, 02110, 02111, 02112, 02113, 02114, 02115, 02116, 02118, 02119, 02120, 02121, 02122, 02124, 02125, 02126, 02127, 02128, 02129, 02130, 02131, 02132, 02134, 02135, 02136, 02137, 02138, 02139, 02140, 02141, 02142, 02143, 02144, 02145, 02148, 02149, 02150, 02151, 02152, 02155, 02156, 02163, 02176, 02180, 02190, 02199, 02205, 02210, 02215, 02217, 02238, 02239, 02420, 02421, 02445, 02446, 02447, 02451, 02452, 02453, 02454, 02455, 02456, 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02464, 02465, 02466, 02467, 02468, 02472, 02474, 02475, 02476, 02478, 02479, 02481, 02482, 02492, 02493, 02494, 02542, 02543, 02742, 03033, 06110, 12138
* 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
Middlesex County
28 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
126 (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
Middlesex County
27 (96.43%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
119 (94.44%) 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
Middlesex County
26 (92.86%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
107 (84.92%) 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
Middlesex County
28 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
125 (99.21%) 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
Middlesex County
26 (92.86%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
109 (86.51%) 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
Middlesex County
28 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Massachusetts
122 (96.83%) 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
75.00%
Middlesex County
65.96%
Massachusetts
64.75%
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
67.00%
Middlesex County
59.58%
Massachusetts
59.88%
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
54.00%
Middlesex County
43.21%
Massachusetts
41.80%
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%
Middlesex County
60.62%
Massachusetts
59.55%
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%
Middlesex County
28.30%
Massachusetts
26.23%
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%
Middlesex County
Less Than 5.00%
Massachusetts
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
42.00%
Middlesex County
40.12%
Massachusetts
40.27%
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
48.00%
Middlesex County
50.09%
Massachusetts
50.97%
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
48.00%
Middlesex County
50.71%
Massachusetts
49.41%
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%
Middlesex County
35.50%
Massachusetts
34.46%
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%
Middlesex County
61.67%
Massachusetts
62.39%
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
91.00%
Middlesex County
81.81%
Massachusetts
79.75%
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
2,334
Middlesex County Average
1,014
Massachusetts Average
867
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
53,711
Middlesex County Average
28,014
Massachusetts Average
26,854
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
$8,544,327
Middlesex County Average
$3,923,499
Massachusetts Average
$3,607,144
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
Middlesex County Average
$140
Massachusetts Average
$134
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
$3,661
Middlesex County Average
$3,868
Massachusetts Average
$4,159
United States Average
$4,270

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Watertown at a Glance

Watertown has a total population of 32,986, of which 4,659 are children under the age of 18 and 5,505 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 36.7.

Total Population:
32,986
Median Age:
36.7
Males:
15,265 (46.3%)
Female:
17,721 (53.7%)
Children (0-17):
4,659 (14.1%)
Adults (18-64):
22,822 (69.2%)
Seniors (65+):
5,505 (16.7%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Watertown
Married:
12,824 (38.9%)
Divorced:
1,951 (5.9%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Watertown
Hispanic Ethnicity:
883 (2.68%)
White:
30,155 (91.42%)
African American:
572 (1.73%)
Asian:
1,276 (3.87%)
Pacific Islander:
6 (0.02%)
Indian:
54 (0.16%)
Other:
281 (0.85%)
Two or More:
642 (1.95%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Watertown

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.30, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.30 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
90
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
1
Medical Suppliers:
7
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $67,441 while the median household income is $59,764. Roughly 6.06% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$67,441
Household Income:
$59,764
In Poverty:
6.06%

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