Seasons Change Home Health Care

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Pigeon, Michigan (MI).

Seasons Change Home Health Care is a for-profit home care agency based at 15 South Main in Pigeon, MI. The agency services an area over 2,100 square miles in size with over 240,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 2001. A total of 2,939 Medicare visits were made to 134 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $739,667 for these services. 414 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $17,388 by Medicare for these services.

Seasons Change Home Health Care offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical social, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are not as likely to have improvement in bladder control and need urgent unplanned medical care less often, when compared to other state home care agencies.

Overall Rating

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Rated 4.00 out of 5 from 4 User Reviews
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Quality of Care Rating

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Rated 4.25 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Staff Rating

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Rated 4.25 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Facility Rating

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Rated 4.50 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Promptness Rating

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Rated 4.50 out of 5 on this user rated measure.

Ownership Type

Proprietary

Certification Date

11/16/2001

Address

15 South Main
Pigeon, MI 48755

Phone Number

(989) 453-3128

Geographic Coordinates

43.829719, -83.270296
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

48401, 48413, 48419, 48427, 48432, 48441, 48445, 48450, 48453, 48454, 48456, 48465, 48467, 48468, 48469, 48470, 48471, 48475, 48601, 48602, 48604, 48607, 48701, 48706, 48720, 48722, 48723, 48725, 48726, 48729, 48731, 48734, 48735, 48741, 48744, 48754, 48755, 48759
* 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
Huron County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Michigan
369 (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
Huron County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Michigan
360 (97.56%) 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
Huron County
2 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Michigan
340 (92.14%) 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
Huron County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Michigan
367 (99.46%) 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
Huron County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Michigan
358 (97.02%) 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
Huron County
4 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Michigan
362 (98.10%) Offer this Service
United States
8,530 (97.05%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

Charts

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
61.00%
Huron County
67.50%
Michigan
66.23%
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
71.00%
Huron County
71.25%
Michigan
64.94%
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
40.00%
Huron County
45.75%
Michigan
42.86%
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
56.00%
Huron County
63.50%
Michigan
62.65%
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
30.00%
Huron County
24.75%
Michigan
20.90%
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%
Huron County
Less Than 5.00%
Michigan
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%
Huron County
43.50%
Michigan
39.89%
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
47.00%
Huron County
56.00%
Michigan
54.37%
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
25.00%
Huron County
47.50%
Michigan
52.55%
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
31.00%
Huron County
25.50%
Michigan
27.98%
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
63.00%
Huron County
71.25%
Michigan
68.50%
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
88.00%
Huron County
86.00%
Michigan
81.22%
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
134
Huron County Average
135
Michigan Average
513
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
414
Michigan Average
322
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
2,939
Huron County Average
3,202
Michigan Average
12,002
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
$739,667
Huron County Average
$537,438
Michigan Average
$1,964,601
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
$252
Huron County Average
$168
Michigan Average
$164
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
$17,388
Michigan Average
$12,891
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
$5,520
Huron County Average
$3,996
Michigan Average
$3,830
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
$42
Michigan Average
$40
United States Average
$479

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

Seasons Change Home Health Care Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Insurance:
Medicare
Details:

Love all your staff, great nurses and therapist.

Member:
Date:

A Review by Anonymous

Seasons Change Home Health Care Review
Overall:
Full StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Details:

They've been investigated for Medicare fraud more than once which explains why Medicare Payments per HHA Patient is $1000 higher than the county average. I advise you to go somewhere else unless you want to be treated like a financial investment.

Member:
Date:

A Review by Anonymous

Seasons Change Home Health Care Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Insurance:
HIP
Details:

After i suffered a bad fall i was checked in for some physical therapy sessions to help me get back on my feet. The staff were great and i was amazed how quickly everything was arranged for me.

Member:
Date:

A Review by Anonymous

Seasons Change Home Health Care Review
Overall:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Care:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Staff:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Facility:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Promptness:
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Insurance:
Blue Cross / Blue Shield
Details:

Thank you to all the nurses and therapists.

Member:
Date:

Discussions

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Nice Reviews?

Nice Reviews?
Details:

Notice how 3 of their positive reviews are dated within 15 minutes of each other? Seems suspicious to me.

Replies:
0
Member:
Anonymous
Date:
Monday, June 20, 2011 12:03 PM MST

Supplemental

References

Last Modified

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:47 PM MST

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Pigeon at a Glance

Pigeon has a total population of 1,207, of which 265 are children under the age of 18 and 315 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 42.1.

Total Population:
1,207
Median Age:
42.1
Males:
570 (47.2%)
Female:
637 (52.8%)
Children (0-17):
265 (22.0%)
Adults (18-64):
627 (51.9%)
Seniors (65+):
315 (26.1%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Pigeon
Married:
637 (52.8%)
Divorced:
53 (4.4%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Pigeon
Hispanic Ethnicity:
31 (2.57%)
White:
1,166 (96.60%)
African American:
2 (0.17%)
Asian:
7 (0.58%)
Pacific Islander:
0 (0.00%)
Indian:
4 (0.33%)
Other:
13 (1.08%)
Two or More:
15 (1.24%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Pigeon

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.35, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.35 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
31
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
1
Medical Suppliers:
3
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $44,563 while the median household income is $33,618. Roughly 6.30% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$44,563
Household Income:
$33,618
In Poverty:
6.30%

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