Woodruff County Health Unit

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Augusta, Arkansas (AR).

Woodruff County Health Unit is a government run home care agency based at 623 North 9th Street in Augusta, AR. The agency services an area over 700 square miles in size with over 10,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1966. A total of 2,822 Medicare visits were made to 57 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $232,529 for these services.

Woodruff County Health Unit offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are not as likely to have to be admitted to the hospital less often and stay at home after home health care ends, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Government - State / County

Certification Date

07/01/1966

Address

623 North 9th Street
Augusta, AR 72006

Phone Number

(870) 347-5915

Geographic Coordinates

35.288604, -91.357884
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

72006, 72021, 72036, 72059, 72074, 72101, 72123
* 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
Augusta
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Woodruff County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Arkansas
172 (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
Augusta
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Woodruff County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Arkansas
91 (52.91%) 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
Augusta
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Woodruff County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Arkansas
98 (56.98%) 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
Augusta
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Woodruff County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Arkansas
162 (94.19%) 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
Augusta
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Woodruff County
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Arkansas
64 (37.21%) 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
Augusta
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Woodruff County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Arkansas
171 (99.42%) Offer this Service
United States
8,530 (97.05%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

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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
25.00%
Augusta
28.50%
Woodruff County
28.50%
Arkansas
24.40%
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%
Augusta
Less Than 5.00%
Woodruff County
Less Than 5.00%
Arkansas
Less Than 5.00%
United States
Less Than 5.00%

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
71.00%
Augusta
55.50%
Woodruff County
55.50%
Arkansas
35.64%
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
26.00%
Augusta
40.50%
Woodruff County
40.50%
Arkansas
59.42%
United States
63.67%

Treatment Figures

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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
57
Augusta Average
87
Woodruff County Average
87
Arkansas Average
192
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
2,822
Augusta Average
3,342
Woodruff County Average
3,342
Arkansas Average
6,864
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
$232,529
Augusta Average
$313,029
Woodruff County Average
$313,029
Arkansas Average
$753,495
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
$82
Augusta Average
$94
Woodruff County Average
$94
Arkansas Average
$110
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
$4,079
Augusta Average
$3,619
Woodruff County Average
$3,619
Arkansas Average
$3,929
United States Average
$4,270

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Last Modified

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Augusta at a Glance

Augusta has a total population of 2,665, of which 754 are children under the age of 18 and 386 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 36.2.

Total Population:
2,665
Median Age:
36.2
Males:
1,268 (47.6%)
Female:
1,397 (52.4%)
Children (0-17):
754 (28.3%)
Adults (18-64):
1,525 (57.2%)
Seniors (65+):
386 (14.5%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Augusta
Married:
996 (37.4%)
Divorced:
248 (9.3%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Augusta
Hispanic Ethnicity:
10 (0.38%)
White:
1,364 (51.18%)
African American:
1,279 (47.99%)
Asian:
0 (0.00%)
Pacific Islander:
0 (0.00%)
Indian:
3 (0.11%)
Other:
2 (0.08%)
Two or More:
17 (0.64%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Augusta

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.54, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.54 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
40
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
0
Medical Suppliers:
1
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $24,506 while the median household income is $21,500. Roughly 28.89% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$24,506
Household Income:
$21,500
In Poverty:
28.89%

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