Marion County Home Care

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Hamilton, Alabama (AL).

Marion County Home Care is a government run home care agency based at 2448 Military Street South in Hamilton, AL. The agency services an area over 1,700 square miles in size with over 80,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1966. A total of 2,302 Medicare visits were made to 100 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $374,676 for these services.

Marion County Home Care 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 their bladder control improve, 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

Government - State / County

Certification Date

07/01/1966

Address

2448 Military Street South
Hamilton, AL 35570

Phone Number

(205) 921-2859

Geographic Coordinates

34.125547, -87.98988
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

35501, 35503, 35541, 35543, 35548, 35554, 35560, 35563, 35564, 35565, 35570, 35571, 35578, 35581, 35586, 35593, 35594
* 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
Hamilton
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Marion County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Alabama
142 (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
Hamilton
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Marion County
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Alabama
115 (80.99%) 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
Hamilton
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Marion County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Alabama
98 (69.01%) 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
Hamilton
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Marion County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Alabama
139 (97.89%) 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
Hamilton
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Marion County
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Alabama
117 (82.39%) 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
Hamilton
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Marion County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Alabama
142 (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%
Hamilton
74.50%
Marion County
69.33%
Alabama
64.19%
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
68.00%
Hamilton
67.50%
Marion County
65.00%
Alabama
64.38%
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
63.00%
Hamilton
56.00%
Marion County
48.67%
Alabama
46.45%
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
76.00%
Hamilton
77.00%
Marion County
68.67%
Alabama
58.75%
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
15.00%
Hamilton
14.50%
Marion County
21.33%
Alabama
20.78%
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%
Hamilton
Less Than 5.00%
Marion County
Less Than 5.00%
Alabama
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
51.00%
Hamilton
48.50%
Marion County
46.33%
Alabama
42.27%
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
52.00%
Hamilton
62.00%
Marion County
51.00%
Alabama
51.80%
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
64.00%
Hamilton
58.00%
Marion County
55.33%
Alabama
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
7.00%
Hamilton
18.50%
Marion County
23.67%
Alabama
31.44%
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
91.00%
Hamilton
79.50%
Marion County
73.33%
Alabama
64.92%
United States
63.67%

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
100
Hamilton Average
181
Marion County Average
170
Alabama Average
447
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
2,302
Hamilton Average
6,705
Marion County Average
6,308
Alabama Average
14,899
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
$374,676
Hamilton Average
$693,833
Marion County Average
$654,773
Alabama Average
$1,956,513
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
$163
Hamilton Average
$103
Marion County Average
$104
Alabama Average
$131
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
$3,747
Hamilton Average
$3,833
Marion County Average
$3,852
Alabama Average
$4,380
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
    Marion Regional Home Health..
    Located 0.61 miles away in Hamilton at 1256 Military Street South.
  2. Home Care Agency
    Northwest Home Health Winfield
    Located 16.87 miles away in Winfield at 1530 US Highway 43.
Note: There are a total of 2 agencies within 25 miles of this provider.

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Hamilton at a Glance

Hamilton has a total population of 6,786, of which 1,344 are children under the age of 18 and 1,118 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 39.9.

Total Population:
6,786
Median Age:
39.9
Males:
3,506 (51.7%)
Female:
3,280 (48.3%)
Children (0-17):
1,344 (19.8%)
Adults (18-64):
4,324 (63.7%)
Seniors (65+):
1,118 (16.5%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Hamilton
Married:
3,410 (50.3%)
Divorced:
876 (12.9%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Hamilton
Hispanic Ethnicity:
116 (1.71%)
White:
6,135 (90.41%)
African American:
515 (7.59%)
Asian:
33 (0.49%)
Pacific Islander:
2 (0.03%)
Indian:
22 (0.32%)
Other:
33 (0.49%)
Two or More:
46 (0.68%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Hamilton

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.44, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.44 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
37
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
1
Medical Suppliers:
6
Rehab Centers:
1

Wealth

The median family income is $34,485 while the median household income is $27,489. Roughly 16.06% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$34,485
Household Income:
$27,489
In Poverty:
16.06%

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