Gentiva Health Services Knoxville

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Knoxville, Tennessee (TN).

Gentiva Health Services Knoxville is a for-profit home care agency based at 6223 Highland Place Way Knoxville in Knoxville, TN. The agency services an area over 3,500 square miles in size with over 850,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1977. A total of 3,578 Medicare visits were made to 193 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $622,535 for these services.

Gentiva Health Services Knoxville offers nursing care, physical therapy, speech pathology, medical social, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are more likely to have urgent unplanned medical care less often, when compared to other agencies in the state. However, patients are not as likely to get better at taking their medicines correctly, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Proprietary

Certification Date

11/18/1977

Address

6223 Highland Place Way Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37919

Phone Number

(865) 584-3133

Service Areas

37354, 37707, 37708, 37709, 37710, 37716, 37721, 37725, 37748, 37757, 37760, 37763, 37764, 37766, 37770, 37771, 37772, 37774, 37777, 37779, 37802, 37803, 37804, 37806, 37807, 37813, 37814, 37820, 37821, 37825, 37828, 37829, 37830, 37840, 37849, 37853, 37854, 37862, 37865, 37866, 37871, 37876, 37877, 37879, 37885, 37887, 37909, 37912, 37914, 37915, 37917, 37918, 37919, 37920, 37921, 37922, 37923, 37924, 37931, 37932, 37938
* 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
Knoxville
11 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Knox County
11 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
136 (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
No
Knoxville
10 (90.91%) Offer this Service
Knox County
10 (90.91%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
126 (92.65%) 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
Knoxville
11 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Knox County
11 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
125 (91.91%) 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
Knoxville
11 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Knox County
11 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
133 (97.79%) 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
Knoxville
11 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Knox County
11 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
130 (95.59%) 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
Knoxville
10 (90.91%) Offer this Service
Knox County
10 (90.91%) Offer this Service
Tennessee
132 (97.06%) 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
62.00%
Knoxville
59.60%
Knox County
59.60%
Tennessee
65.09%
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
61.00%
Knoxville
65.80%
Knox County
65.80%
Tennessee
66.37%
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
32.00%
Knoxville
40.20%
Knox County
40.20%
Tennessee
44.20%
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
67.00%
Knoxville
61.70%
Knox County
61.70%
Tennessee
59.98%
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
20.00%
Knoxville
22.90%
Knox County
22.90%
Tennessee
25.08%
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%
Knoxville
Less Than 5.00%
Knox County
Less Than 5.00%
Tennessee
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
55.00%
Knoxville
45.40%
Knox County
45.40%
Tennessee
46.82%
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%
Knoxville
54.80%
Knox County
54.80%
Tennessee
54.95%
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
45.00%
Knoxville
47.50%
Knox County
47.50%
Tennessee
48.74%
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
35.00%
Knoxville
32.60%
Knox County
32.60%
Tennessee
33.68%
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
62.00%
Knoxville
65.00%
Knox County
65.00%
Tennessee
63.65%
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
77.00%
Knoxville
79.78%
Knox County
79.78%
Tennessee
82.68%
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
193
Knoxville Average
970
Knox County Average
970
Tennessee Average
609
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
3,578
Knoxville Average
33,726
Knox County Average
33,726
Tennessee Average
22,809
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
$622,535
Knoxville Average
$4,286,984
Knox County Average
$4,286,984
Tennessee Average
$3,115,829
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
$174
Knoxville Average
$127
Knox County Average
$127
Tennessee Average
$137
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
$3,226
Knoxville Average
$4,419
Knox County Average
$4,419
Tennessee Average
$5,120
United States Average
$4,270

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:48 PM MST

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Knoxville at a Glance

Knoxville has a total population of 173,890, of which 34,197 are children under the age of 18 and 24,994 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 33.4.

Total Population:
173,890
Median Age:
33.4
Males:
82,390 (47.4%)
Female:
91,500 (52.6%)
Children (0-17):
34,197 (19.7%)
Adults (18-64):
114,699 (66.0%)
Seniors (65+):
24,994 (14.4%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Knoxville
Married:
63,301 (36.4%)
Divorced:
19,195 (11.0%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Knoxville
Hispanic Ethnicity:
2,751 (1.58%)
White:
138,611 (79.71%)
African American:
28,171 (16.20%)
Asian:
2,525 (1.45%)
Pacific Islander:
60 (0.03%)
Indian:
541 (0.31%)
Other:
1,257 (0.72%)
Two or More:
2,725 (1.57%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Knoxville

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.42, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.42 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
7
Doctors:
2,560
Home Agencies:
11
Hospitals:
7
Nursing Homes:
16
Medical Suppliers:
176
Rehab Centers:
14

Wealth

The median family income is $37,708 while the median household income is $27,492. Roughly 19.57% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$37,708
Household Income:
$27,492
In Poverty:
19.57%

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