Rusk County Department of Health & Human Services

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Ladysmith, Wisconsin (WI).

Rusk County Department of Health & Human Services is a government run home care agency based at 311 Miner Avenue East in Ladysmith, WI. The agency services an area over 1,400 square miles in size with over 20,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1976. A total of 3,193 Medicare visits were made to 121 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $348,537 for these services.

Rusk County Department of Health & Human Services offers nursing care 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, and be short of breath less often, when compared to other agencies in the state. However, patients are not as likely to get better at taking their medicines correctly, need urgent unplanned medical care less often, and need unplanned medical care related to a wound less often, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Government - State / County

Certification Date

06/04/1976

Address

311 Miner Avenue East
Ladysmith, WI 54848

Phone Number

(715) 532-2299

Geographic Coordinates

45.464262, -91.098103
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

54526, 54530, 54563, 54731, 54745, 54748, 54757, 54766, 54819, 54835, 54848, 54858, 54895
* 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
Ladysmith
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Rusk County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Wisconsin
126 (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
Ladysmith
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Rusk County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Wisconsin
110 (87.30%) 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
No
Ladysmith
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Rusk County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Wisconsin
101 (80.16%) 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
No
Ladysmith
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Rusk County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Wisconsin
113 (89.68%) 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
No
Ladysmith
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Rusk County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Wisconsin
76 (60.32%) 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
Ladysmith
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Rusk County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Wisconsin
126 (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
71.00%
Ladysmith
71.00%
Rusk County
71.00%
Wisconsin
59.99%
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%
Ladysmith
61.00%
Rusk County
61.00%
Wisconsin
57.70%
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
25.00%
Ladysmith
25.00%
Rusk County
25.00%
Wisconsin
34.11%
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
83.00%
Ladysmith
83.00%
Rusk County
83.00%
Wisconsin
62.49%
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
35.00%
Ladysmith
35.00%
Rusk County
35.00%
Wisconsin
24.01%
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%
Ladysmith
Less Than 5.00%
Rusk County
Less Than 5.00%
Wisconsin
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
46.00%
Ladysmith
46.00%
Rusk County
46.00%
Wisconsin
38.14%
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
49.00%
Ladysmith
49.00%
Rusk County
49.00%
Wisconsin
52.38%
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
43.00%
Ladysmith
43.00%
Rusk County
43.00%
Wisconsin
46.05%
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%
Ladysmith
27.00%
Rusk County
27.00%
Wisconsin
27.34%
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
71.00%
Ladysmith
71.00%
Rusk County
71.00%
Wisconsin
69.03%
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
95.00%
Ladysmith
95.00%
Rusk County
95.00%
Wisconsin
80.21%
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
121
Ladysmith Average
62
Rusk County Average
62
Wisconsin Average
312
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
3,193
Ladysmith Average
1,600
Rusk County Average
1,600
Wisconsin Average
7,297
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
$348,537
Ladysmith Average
$175,086
Rusk County Average
$175,086
Wisconsin Average
$1,020,828
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
$109
Ladysmith Average
$109
Rusk County Average
$109
Wisconsin Average
$140
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
$2,880
Ladysmith Average
$2,847
Rusk County Average
$2,847
Wisconsin Average
$3,275
United States Average
$4,270

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Last Modified

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:48 PM MST

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Ladysmith at a Glance

Ladysmith has a total population of 3,932, of which 896 are children under the age of 18 and 840 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 37.2.

Total Population:
3,932
Median Age:
37.2
Males:
1,834 (46.6%)
Female:
2,098 (53.4%)
Children (0-17):
896 (22.8%)
Adults (18-64):
2,196 (55.8%)
Seniors (65+):
840 (21.4%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Ladysmith
Married:
1,596 (40.6%)
Divorced:
356 (9.1%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Ladysmith
Hispanic Ethnicity:
30 (0.76%)
White:
3,787 (96.31%)
African American:
58 (1.48%)
Asian:
19 (0.48%)
Pacific Islander:
5 (0.13%)
Indian:
22 (0.56%)
Other:
4 (0.10%)
Two or More:
37 (0.94%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Ladysmith

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.34, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.34 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
124
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
2
Medical Suppliers:
7
Rehab Centers:
1

Wealth

The median family income is $40,526 while the median household income is $28,274. Roughly 10.96% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$40,526
Household Income:
$28,274
In Poverty:
10.96%

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