Ashley County Health Unit

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

Ashley County Health Unit is a government run home care agency based at 401 North Cherry Street in Hamburg, AR. The agency services an area over 1,000 square miles in size with over 20,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1966. A total of 3,278 Medicare visits were made to 63 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $229,074 for these services.

Ashley County Health Unit offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, 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 getting in and out of bed and have improvement in bladder control, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Government - State / County

Certification Date

07/01/1966

Address

401 North Cherry Street
Hamburg, AR 71646

Phone Number

(870) 853-8980

Geographic Coordinates

33.228003, -91.794992
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

71635, 71646, 71658, 71660, 71661, 71663, 71676
* 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
Ashley County
4 (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
Ashley County
3 (75.00%) 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
Ashley County
1 (25.00%) 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
Ashley County
4 (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
Ashley 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
Ashley County
4 (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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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
55.00%
Ashley County
56.50%
Arkansas
60.76%
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
54.00%
Ashley County
66.00%
Arkansas
61.40%
United States
62.13%

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
44.00%
Ashley County
54.50%
Arkansas
51.73%
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
16.00%
Ashley County
23.33%
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%
Ashley County
Less Than 5.00%
Arkansas
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
36.00%
Ashley County
41.00%
Arkansas
39.06%
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
20.00%
Ashley County
40.00%
Arkansas
48.59%
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
22.00%
Ashley County
37.00%
Arkansas
44.52%
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
37.00%
Ashley County
31.00%
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
52.00%
Ashley County
62.00%
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
63
Ashley County Average
61
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
3,278
Ashley County Average
2,383
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
$229,074
Ashley County Average
$204,213
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
$70
Ashley County Average
$86
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
$3,636
Ashley County Average
$3,334
Arkansas Average
$3,929
United States Average
$4,270

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Nearby Home Care Agencies

  1. Home Care Agency
    Acmc Family Home Health
    Located 11.06 miles away in Crossett at 1015 Unity Road.
  2. Home Care Agency
    AAA Southeast Arkansas Ashley County
    Located 11.71 miles away in Crossett at 208 Alabama.
  3. Home Care Agency
    Ashley County Health Unit
    Located 12.64 miles away in Crossett at 1300 West Fifth Avenue.
Note: There are a total of 3 agencies within 25 miles of this provider.

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Hamburg at a Glance

Hamburg has a total population of 3,039, of which 848 are children under the age of 18 and 526 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 36.7.

Total Population:
3,039
Median Age:
36.7
Males:
1,439 (47.4%)
Female:
1,600 (52.6%)
Children (0-17):
848 (27.9%)
Adults (18-64):
1,665 (54.8%)
Seniors (65+):
526 (17.3%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Hamburg
Married:
1,349 (44.4%)
Divorced:
209 (6.9%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Hamburg
Hispanic Ethnicity:
199 (6.55%)
White:
1,833 (60.32%)
African American:
1,022 (33.63%)
Asian:
4 (0.13%)
Pacific Islander:
3 (0.10%)
Indian:
11 (0.36%)
Other:
110 (3.62%)
Two or More:
56 (1.84%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Hamburg

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.43, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.43 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
2
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
0
Medical Suppliers:
3
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $36,875 while the median household income is $26,189. Roughly 23.86% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$36,875
Household Income:
$26,189
In Poverty:
23.86%

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