Amedisys Home Health of Georgetown

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Georgetown, South Carolina (SC).

Amedisys Home Health of Georgetown is a for-profit home care agency based at 1105 Church Street in Georgetown, SC. The agency services an area over 2,900 square miles in size with over 290,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1993. A total of 17,453 Medicare visits were made to 827 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $3,225,802 for these services.

Amedisys Home Health of Georgetown 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

Proprietary

Certification Date

12/21/1993

Address

1105 Church Street
Georgetown, SC 29440

Phone Number

(843) 546-1730

Geographic Coordinates

33.373466, -79.282904
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

29056, 29111, 29210, 29440, 29442, 29461, 29505, 29506, 29510, 29518, 29544, 29550, 29554, 29555, 29556, 29560, 29564, 29566, 29570, 29572, 29576, 29580, 29584, 29585, 29587, 29590, 29634, 29940
* 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
Georgetown
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Georgetown County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
South Carolina
66 (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
Georgetown
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Georgetown County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
South Carolina
57 (86.36%) 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
Georgetown
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Georgetown County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
South Carolina
56 (84.85%) 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
Georgetown
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Georgetown County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
South Carolina
66 (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
Georgetown
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Georgetown County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
South Carolina
62 (93.94%) 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
Georgetown
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Georgetown County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
South Carolina
65 (98.48%) 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
78.00%
Georgetown
78.00%
Georgetown County
78.00%
South Carolina
67.88%
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
74.00%
Georgetown
74.00%
Georgetown County
74.00%
South Carolina
66.75%
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
47.00%
Georgetown
47.00%
Georgetown County
47.00%
South Carolina
41.00%
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
70.00%
Georgetown
70.00%
Georgetown County
70.00%
South Carolina
66.73%
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%
Georgetown
29.00%
Georgetown County
29.00%
South Carolina
23.23%
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%
Georgetown
Less Than 5.00%
Georgetown County
Less Than 5.00%
South 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
52.00%
Georgetown
52.00%
Georgetown County
52.00%
South Carolina
44.77%
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
63.00%
Georgetown
63.00%
Georgetown County
63.00%
South Carolina
57.12%
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
63.00%
Georgetown
63.00%
Georgetown County
63.00%
South Carolina
55.89%
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
36.00%
Georgetown
36.00%
Georgetown County
36.00%
South Carolina
32.29%
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
60.00%
Georgetown
60.00%
Georgetown County
60.00%
South Carolina
64.89%
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
83.00%
Georgetown
83.00%
Georgetown County
83.00%
South Carolina
82.66%
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
827
South Carolina Average
688
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
17,453
South Carolina Average
16,085
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
$3,225,802
South Carolina Average
$2,650,636
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
$185
South Carolina Average
$165
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
$3,901
South Carolina Average
$3,853
United States Average
$4,270

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Last Modified

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:48 PM MST

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Nearby Home Care Agencies

  1. Home Care Agency
    Amedisys Home Health of Georgetown..
    Located 0.00 miles away in Georgetown at 1105 C Church Street.
  2. Home Care Agency
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    Located 16.97 miles away in Myrtle Beach at 4101 Mayfair Street.
Note: There are a total of 2 agencies within 25 miles of this provider.

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Georgetown at a Glance

Georgetown has a total population of 8,950, of which 2,560 are children under the age of 18 and 1,468 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 34.9.

Total Population:
8,950
Median Age:
34.9
Males:
4,031 (45.0%)
Female:
4,919 (55.0%)
Children (0-17):
2,560 (28.6%)
Adults (18-64):
4,922 (55.0%)
Seniors (65+):
1,468 (16.4%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Georgetown
Married:
3,436 (38.4%)
Divorced:
498 (5.6%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Georgetown
Hispanic Ethnicity:
168 (1.88%)
White:
3,669 (40.99%)
African American:
5,104 (57.03%)
Asian:
28 (0.31%)
Pacific Islander:
4 (0.04%)
Indian:
11 (0.12%)
Other:
75 (0.84%)
Two or More:
59 (0.66%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Georgetown

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.47, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.47 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
197
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
15
Rehab Centers:
2

Wealth

The median family income is $34,747 while the median household income is $29,424. Roughly 23.32% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$34,747
Household Income:
$29,424
In Poverty:
23.32%

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