Visiting Health Professionals

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Asheville, North Carolina (NC).

Visiting Health Professionals is a non-profit home care agency based at 68 Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville, NC. The agency services an area over 2,600 square miles in size with over 420,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1977. A total of 88,143 Medicare visits were made to 3,285 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $14,442,324 for these services.

Visiting Health Professionals offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, medical social, and home health aide services.

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Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Private

Certification Date

12/05/1977

Address

68 Sweeten Creek Road
Asheville, NC 28801

Phone Number

(828) 252-2255

Geographic Coordinates

35.564929, -82.53596
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

28604, 28701, 28704, 28707, 28709, 28710, 28711, 28712, 28714, 28715, 28716, 28721, 28724, 28726, 28727, 28728, 28729, 28730, 28731, 28732, 28735, 28739, 28740, 28742, 28743, 28745, 28748, 28751, 28753, 28754, 28755, 28757, 28758, 28760, 28766, 28768, 28770, 28773, 28776, 28778, 28784, 28785, 28786, 28787, 28790, 28791, 28792, 28793, 28801, 28802, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806, 28815
* 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
Asheville
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Buncombe County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
North Carolina
166 (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
Asheville
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Buncombe County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
North Carolina
158 (95.18%) 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
Asheville
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Buncombe County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
North Carolina
152 (91.57%) 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
Asheville
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Buncombe County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
North Carolina
164 (98.80%) 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
Asheville
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Buncombe County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
North Carolina
153 (92.17%) 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
Asheville
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Buncombe County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
North Carolina
166 (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%
Asheville
63.50%
Buncombe County
63.50%
North Carolina
65.16%
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
64.00%
Asheville
62.50%
Buncombe County
62.50%
North Carolina
58.99%
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%
Asheville
35.00%
Buncombe County
35.00%
North Carolina
34.67%
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
60.00%
Asheville
60.50%
Buncombe County
60.50%
North Carolina
62.08%
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
21.00%
Asheville
23.50%
Buncombe County
23.50%
North Carolina
25.02%
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%
Asheville
Less Than 5.00%
Buncombe County
Less Than 5.00%
North Carolina
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%
Asheville
41.00%
Buncombe County
41.00%
North Carolina
40.59%
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
55.00%
Asheville
52.50%
Buncombe County
52.50%
North Carolina
55.79%
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
41.00%
Asheville
42.00%
Buncombe County
42.00%
North Carolina
47.93%
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%
Asheville
29.00%
Buncombe County
29.00%
North Carolina
31.01%
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
70.00%
Asheville
68.00%
Buncombe County
68.00%
North Carolina
65.67%
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
79.00%
Asheville
79.50%
Buncombe County
79.50%
North Carolina
80.61%
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
3,285
Asheville Average
2,033
Buncombe County Average
2,033
North Carolina Average
611
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
88,143
Asheville Average
52,834
Buncombe County Average
52,834
North Carolina Average
14,007
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
$14,442,324
Asheville Average
$8,635,628
Buncombe County Average
$8,635,628
North Carolina Average
$2,161,903
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
$164
Asheville Average
$163
Buncombe County Average
$163
North Carolina Average
$154
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
$4,396
Asheville Average
$4,249
Buncombe County Average
$4,249
North Carolina Average
$3,536
United States Average
$4,270

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:56 PM MST

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Asheville at a Glance

Asheville has a total population of 68,889, of which 13,492 are children under the age of 18 and 12,597 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 39.2.

Total Population:
68,889
Median Age:
39.2
Males:
32,207 (46.8%)
Female:
36,682 (53.2%)
Children (0-17):
13,492 (19.6%)
Adults (18-64):
42,800 (62.1%)
Seniors (65+):
12,597 (18.3%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Asheville
Married:
28,610 (41.5%)
Divorced:
6,866 (10.0%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Asheville
Hispanic Ethnicity:
2,589 (3.76%)
White:
53,701 (77.95%)
African American:
12,129 (17.61%)
Asian:
635 (0.92%)
Pacific Islander:
39 (0.06%)
Indian:
240 (0.35%)
Other:
1,054 (1.53%)
Two or More:
1,091 (1.58%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Asheville

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.39, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.39 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
1,206
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
9
Medical Suppliers:
73
Rehab Centers:
12

Wealth

The median family income is $44,029 while the median household income is $32,772. Roughly 14.96% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$44,029
Household Income:
$32,772
In Poverty:
14.96%

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