Hospice & Palliative Care of VNS

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Akron, Ohio (OH).

Hospice & Palliative Care of VNS is a non-profit home care agency based at 3358 Ridgewood Road in Akron, OH. The agency services an area over 700 square miles in size with over 700,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1994. A total of 4,028 Medicare visits were made to 203 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $507,204 for these services.

Hospice & Palliative Care of VNS 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 walking or moving around, have less pain when moving around, get better at bathing, get better at taking their medicines correctly, and have urgent unplanned medical care less often, when compared to other agencies in the state.

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Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Private

Certification Date

08/26/1994

Address

3358 Ridgewood Road
Akron, OH 44333

Phone Number

(330) 665-1455

Geographic Coordinates

41.11019, -81.634695
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

44056, 44067, 44087, 44147, 44203, 44212, 44221, 44223, 44224, 44230, 44236, 44250, 44254, 44256, 44260, 44262, 44270, 44273, 44274, 44278, 44281, 44286, 44287, 44301, 44302, 44303, 44305, 44306, 44307, 44310, 44311, 44312, 44313, 44314, 44319, 44320, 44321, 44333, 44685
* 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
Akron
13 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Summit County
19 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Ohio
457 (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
Akron
12 (92.31%) Offer this Service
Summit County
17 (89.47%) Offer this Service
Ohio
382 (83.59%) 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
Akron
12 (92.31%) Offer this Service
Summit County
17 (89.47%) Offer this Service
Ohio
340 (74.40%) 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
Akron
13 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Summit County
18 (94.74%) Offer this Service
Ohio
415 (90.81%) 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
Akron
12 (92.31%) Offer this Service
Summit County
15 (78.95%) Offer this Service
Ohio
271 (59.30%) 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
Akron
13 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Summit County
19 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Ohio
444 (97.16%) 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
68.00%
Akron
53.22%
Summit County
52.00%
Ohio
57.25%
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%
Akron
55.40%
Summit County
51.93%
Ohio
55.43%
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
55.00%
Akron
37.00%
Summit County
34.57%
Ohio
35.34%
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
52.00%
Akron
56.20%
Summit County
54.79%
Ohio
55.84%
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
18.00%
Akron
22.00%
Summit County
23.07%
Ohio
28.22%
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%
Akron
Less Than 5.00%
Summit County
Less Than 5.00%
Ohio
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
52.00%
Akron
37.60%
Summit County
34.43%
Ohio
38.63%
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
60.00%
Akron
45.40%
Summit County
46.71%
Ohio
52.07%
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
42.00%
Akron
48.33%
Summit County
44.15%
Ohio
47.61%
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%
Akron
32.00%
Summit County
31.93%
Ohio
36.96%
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%
Akron
64.82%
Summit County
64.67%
Ohio
59.31%
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
73.00%
Akron
74.44%
Summit County
76.20%
Ohio
77.43%
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
203
Akron Average
604
Summit County Average
428
Ohio Average
316
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
4,028
Akron Average
13,760
Summit County Average
10,112
Ohio Average
8,272
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
$507,204
Akron Average
$1,833,838
Summit County Average
$1,328,330
Ohio Average
$1,098,143
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
$126
Akron Average
$133
Summit County Average
$131
Ohio Average
$133
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
$2,499
Akron Average
$3,035
Summit County Average
$3,106
Ohio Average
$3,478
United States Average
$4,270

Reviews and Ratings

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Promptness:
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This is a great place for a loved one. My grandmother was here and the staff did a wonderful job in giving ultimate care. They provided a suite for me when I needed rest. Volunteers bring in loads of food for famlies who visit their loved ones. The kitchen is opened to all. This facility made my out of state visit easy as my grandmother made her transition to heaven. I rate this facility a 100 percent. I would also recommened this care facility to anyone in need. Ms. McAdams

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Last Modified

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:56 PM MST

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Akron at a Glance

Akron has a total population of 217,074, of which 54,966 are children under the age of 18 and 29,325 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 34.2.

Total Population:
217,074
Median Age:
34.2
Males:
103,670 (47.8%)
Female:
113,404 (52.2%)
Children (0-17):
54,966 (25.3%)
Adults (18-64):
132,783 (61.2%)
Seniors (65+):
29,325 (13.5%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Akron
Married:
76,909 (35.4%)
Divorced:
23,461 (10.8%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Akron
Hispanic Ethnicity:
2,513 (1.16%)
White:
145,924 (67.22%)
African American:
61,827 (28.48%)
Asian:
3,257 (1.50%)
Pacific Islander:
48 (0.02%)
Indian:
575 (0.26%)
Other:
940 (0.43%)
Two or More:
4,503 (2.07%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Akron

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.37, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.37 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
6
Doctors:
1,823
Home Agencies:
13
Hospitals:
3
Nursing Homes:
16
Medical Suppliers:
86
Rehab Centers:
10

Wealth

The median family income is $39,381 while the median household income is $31,835. Roughly 17.03% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$39,381
Household Income:
$31,835
In Poverty:
17.03%

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