VNA Home Care of Mercer County

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Trenton, New Jersey (NJ).

VNA Home Care of Mercer County is a non-profit home care agency based at 171 Jersey Street in Trenton, NJ. The agency services an area over 300 square miles in size with over 420,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1966. A total of 44,965 Medicare visits were made to 1,728 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $6,947,324 for these services. 28 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $1,064 by Medicare for these services.

VNA Home Care of Mercer County offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, medical social, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are not as likely to need urgent unplanned medical care less often, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Private

Certification Date

07/01/1966

Address

171 Jersey Street
Trenton, NJ 08611

Phone Number

(609) 695-3461

Geographic Coordinates

40.202345, -74.750944
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

08054, 08501, 08512, 08515, 08520, 08525, 08530, 08534, 08540, 08542, 08550, 08560, 08561, 08608, 08609, 08610, 08611, 08618, 08619, 08620, 08628, 08629, 08638, 08648, 08650, 08690, 08691
* 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
Trenton
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Mercer County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
New Jersey
49 (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
Trenton
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Mercer County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
New Jersey
48 (97.96%) 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
Trenton
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Mercer County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
New Jersey
48 (97.96%) 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
Trenton
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Mercer County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
New Jersey
49 (100.00%) 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
Trenton
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Mercer County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
New Jersey
48 (97.96%) 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
Trenton
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Mercer County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
New Jersey
49 (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
69.00%
Trenton
63.00%
Mercer County
64.67%
New Jersey
68.83%
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
63.00%
Trenton
62.00%
Mercer County
64.33%
New Jersey
63.54%
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
44.00%
Trenton
46.00%
Mercer County
44.67%
New Jersey
43.17%
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%
Trenton
63.50%
Mercer County
63.00%
New Jersey
67.44%
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
29.00%
Trenton
26.00%
Mercer County
24.67%
New Jersey
22.69%
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%
Trenton
Less Than 5.00%
Mercer County
Less Than 5.00%
New Jersey
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
45.00%
Trenton
40.00%
Mercer County
39.67%
New Jersey
43.67%
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
62.00%
Trenton
52.00%
Mercer County
54.33%
New Jersey
57.27%
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
58.00%
Trenton
63.00%
Mercer County
62.33%
New Jersey
56.55%
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
32.00%
Trenton
31.00%
Mercer County
29.33%
New Jersey
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
65.00%
Trenton
66.50%
Mercer County
67.67%
New Jersey
69.73%
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
69.00%
Trenton
69.00%
Mercer County
73.00%
New Jersey
79.42%
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
1,728
Trenton Average
1,249
Mercer County Average
1,714
New Jersey Average
1,889
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
28
New Jersey Average
673
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
44,965
Trenton Average
31,020
Mercer County Average
35,967
New Jersey Average
42,886
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
$6,947,324
Trenton Average
$4,739,006
Mercer County Average
$5,918,241
New Jersey Average
$6,675,255
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
$155
Trenton Average
$153
Mercer County Average
$165
New Jersey Average
$156
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
$1,064
New Jersey Average
$24,180
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
$4,020
Trenton Average
$3,794
Mercer County Average
$3,454
New Jersey Average
$3,533
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
$38
New Jersey Average
$36
United States Average
$479

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Last Modified

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:56 PM MST

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Trenton at a Glance

Trenton has a total population of 85,403, of which 23,646 are children under the age of 18 and 9,716 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 32.2.

Total Population:
85,403
Median Age:
32.2
Males:
42,180 (49.4%)
Female:
43,223 (50.6%)
Children (0-17):
23,646 (27.7%)
Adults (18-64):
52,041 (60.9%)
Seniors (65+):
9,716 (11.4%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Trenton
Married:
25,166 (29.5%)
Divorced:
6,536 (7.7%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Trenton
Hispanic Ethnicity:
18,391 (21.53%)
White:
27,802 (32.55%)
African American:
44,465 (52.06%)
Asian:
716 (0.84%)
Pacific Islander:
199 (0.23%)
Indian:
300 (0.35%)
Other:
9,190 (10.76%)
Two or More:
2,731 (3.20%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Trenton

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.44, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.44 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
4
Doctors:
1,364
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
3
Nursing Homes:
5
Medical Suppliers:
43
Rehab Centers:
7

Wealth

The median family income is $36,681 while the median household income is $31,074. Roughly 20.17% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$36,681
Household Income:
$31,074
In Poverty:
20.17%

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