Sweetwater Hospital Home Health

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

Sweetwater Hospital Home Health is a non-profit home care agency based at 304 Wright Street in Sweetwater, TN. The agency services an area over 1,500 square miles in size with over 150,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1984. A total of 7,619 Medicare visits were made to 276 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $1,194,179 for these services.

Sweetwater Hospital Home Health 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, get better at getting in and out of bed, have their bladder control improve, have less pain when moving around, get better at bathing, get better at taking their medicines correctly, be short of breath less often, have to be admitted to the hospital less often, have urgent unplanned medical care less often, and stay at home after home health care ends, when compared to other agencies in the state.

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Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Private

Certification Date

10/16/1984

Address

304 Wright Street
Sweetwater, TN 37874

Phone Number

(865) 213-8508

Geographic Coordinates

35.600654, -84.464819
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

37303, 37322, 37329, 37331, 37354, 37370, 37385, 37748, 37763, 37771, 37774, 37826, 37846, 37874, 37880, 37885
* 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
Sweetwater
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Monroe County
4 (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
Yes
Sweetwater
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Monroe County
4 (100.00%) 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
Sweetwater
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Monroe County
3 (75.00%) 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
Sweetwater
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Monroe County
4 (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
Sweetwater
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Monroe County
4 (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
Sweetwater
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Monroe County
3 (75.00%) 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
95.00%
Sweetwater
72.50%
Monroe County
70.00%
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
85.00%
Sweetwater
67.50%
Monroe County
68.00%
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
79.00%
Sweetwater
57.50%
Monroe County
54.00%
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
74.00%
Sweetwater
54.00%
Monroe County
60.00%
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%
Sweetwater
20.00%
Monroe County
30.75%
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%
Sweetwater
Less Than 5.00%
Monroe 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
65.00%
Sweetwater
45.50%
Monroe County
46.00%
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
79.00%
Sweetwater
53.00%
Monroe County
54.00%
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
69.00%
Sweetwater
46.50%
Monroe County
49.67%
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
14.00%
Sweetwater
30.50%
Monroe County
36.75%
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
85.00%
Sweetwater
66.50%
Monroe County
57.75%
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
86.00%
Sweetwater
86.00%
Monroe County
87.00%
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
276
Sweetwater Average
186
Monroe County Average
197
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
7,619
Sweetwater Average
5,580
Monroe County Average
5,936
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
$1,194,179
Sweetwater Average
$833,493
Monroe County Average
$889,953
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
$157
Sweetwater Average
$149
Monroe County Average
$150
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
$4,327
Sweetwater Average
$4,493
Monroe County Average
$4,518
Tennessee Average
$5,120
United States Average
$4,270

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Last Modified

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:56 PM MST

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Nearby Home Care Agencies

  1. Home Care Agency
    Intrepid USA Healthcare Services
    Located 0.65 miles away in Sweetwater at 414 Sweetwater Vonore Road.
  2. Home Care Agency
    NHC Homecare Athens
    Located 13.72 miles away in Athens at 1011 West Madison Avenue.
  3. Home Care Agency
    Woods Memorial Hospital Home Health
    Located 18.10 miles away in Etowah at 886 Highway 411 North.
Note: There are a total of 3 agencies within 25 miles of this provider.

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Sweetwater at a Glance

Sweetwater has a total population of 5,586, of which 1,283 are children under the age of 18 and 1,147 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 40.4.

Total Population:
5,586
Median Age:
40.4
Males:
2,519 (45.1%)
Female:
3,067 (54.9%)
Children (0-17):
1,283 (23.0%)
Adults (18-64):
3,156 (56.5%)
Seniors (65+):
1,147 (20.5%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Sweetwater
Married:
2,495 (44.7%)
Divorced:
601 (10.8%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Sweetwater
Hispanic Ethnicity:
53 (0.95%)
White:
5,012 (89.72%)
African American:
409 (7.32%)
Asian:
51 (0.91%)
Pacific Islander:
1 (0.02%)
Indian:
8 (0.14%)
Other:
23 (0.41%)
Two or More:
82 (1.47%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Sweetwater

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.49, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.49 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
84
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
7
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $35,269 while the median household income is $28,323. Roughly 14.63% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$35,269
Household Income:
$28,323
In Poverty:
14.63%

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