Boone County Health Unit

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

Boone County Health Unit is a government run home care agency based at 1622 Campus Drive in Harrison, AR. The agency services an area over 800 square miles in size with over 40,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1966. A total of 8,255 Medicare visits were made to 298 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $909,225 for these services.

Boone 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 get better at walking or moving around, have less pain when moving around, and need urgent unplanned medical care less often, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Government - State / County

Certification Date

07/01/1966

Address

1622 Campus Drive
Harrison, AR 72601

Phone Number

(870) 743-6001

Geographic Coordinates

36.21884, -93.086502
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

72601, 72602, 72611, 72615, 72616, 72630, 72633, 72644, 72648, 72662, 72682
* 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
Harrison
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Boone 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
Harrison
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Boone County
1 (50.00%) 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
Harrison
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Boone 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
Harrison
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Boone 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
Harrison
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Boone County
1 (50.00%) 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
Harrison
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Boone 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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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
45.00%
Harrison
52.00%
Boone County
52.00%
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
57.00%
Harrison
60.50%
Boone County
60.50%
Arkansas
61.40%
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
41.00%
Harrison
40.50%
Boone County
40.50%
Arkansas
42.58%
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
50.00%
Harrison
50.00%
Boone County
50.00%
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
36.00%
Harrison
31.50%
Boone County
31.50%
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%
Harrison
Less Than 5.00%
Boone 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
29.00%
Harrison
39.00%
Boone County
39.00%
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
47.00%
Harrison
58.00%
Boone County
58.00%
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
48.00%
Harrison
55.50%
Boone County
55.50%
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
41.00%
Harrison
38.00%
Boone County
38.00%
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
56.00%
Harrison
59.50%
Boone County
59.50%
Arkansas
59.42%
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
Greater Than 95.00%
Harrison
92.50%
Boone County
92.50%
Arkansas
84.34%
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
298
Harrison Average
272
Boone County Average
272
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
8,255
Harrison Average
6,942
Boone County Average
6,942
Arkansas Average
6,864
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
$909,225
Harrison Average
$781,662
Boone County Average
$781,662
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
$110
Harrison Average
$113
Boone County Average
$113
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
$3,051
Harrison Average
$2,879
Boone County Average
$2,879
Arkansas Average
$3,929
United States Average
$4,270

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:48 PM MST

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Nearby Home Care Agencies

  1. Home Care Agency
    Home Health Agency of North..
    Located 1.83 miles away in Harrison at 825 North Spring.
  2. Home Care Agency
    Newton County Health Unit
    Located 15.75 miles away in Jasper at 506 West Court Street.
Note: There are a total of 2 agencies within 25 miles of this provider.

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Harrison at a Glance

Harrison has a total population of 12,152, of which 2,743 are children under the age of 18 and 2,489 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 38.7.

Total Population:
12,152
Median Age:
38.7
Males:
5,598 (46.1%)
Female:
6,554 (53.9%)
Children (0-17):
2,743 (22.6%)
Adults (18-64):
6,920 (56.9%)
Seniors (65+):
2,489 (20.5%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Harrison
Married:
5,822 (47.9%)
Divorced:
1,354 (11.1%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Harrison
Hispanic Ethnicity:
186 (1.53%)
White:
11,816 (97.24%)
African American:
14 (0.12%)
Asian:
62 (0.51%)
Pacific Islander:
2 (0.02%)
Indian:
90 (0.74%)
Other:
75 (0.62%)
Two or More:
93 (0.77%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Harrison

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.39, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.39 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
133
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
4
Medical Suppliers:
15
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $34,009 while the median household income is $27,850. Roughly 15.82% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$34,009
Household Income:
$27,850
In Poverty:
15.82%

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