Jefferson County Health Unit

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

Jefferson County Health Unit is a government run home care agency based at 3400 West 34th Street in Pine Bluff, AR. The agency services an area over 900 square miles in size with over 110,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1966. A total of 949 Medicare visits were made to 39 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $114,931 for these services.

Jefferson County Health Unit offers nursing care and physical therapy services. Patients of this agency are more likely to have to be admitted to the hospital 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 be short of breath 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

3400 West 34th Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

Phone Number

(870) 850-6978

Geographic Coordinates

34.194578, -92.036975
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

71601, 71602, 71603, 71644, 72004, 72079, 72120, 72132, 72152, 72168, 72175
* 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
Pine Bluff
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Jefferson County
3 (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
No
Pine Bluff
1 (33.33%) Offer this Service
Jefferson County
1 (33.33%) 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
No
Pine Bluff
1 (33.33%) Offer this Service
Jefferson County
1 (33.33%) 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
Pine Bluff
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Jefferson County
3 (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
Pine Bluff
1 (33.33%) Offer this Service
Jefferson County
1 (33.33%) 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
No
Pine Bluff
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Jefferson County
2 (66.67%) 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
62.00%
Pine Bluff
58.50%
Jefferson County
58.50%
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
60.00%
Pine Bluff
58.50%
Jefferson County
58.50%
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
37.00%
Pine Bluff
53.00%
Jefferson County
53.00%
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
28.00%
Pine Bluff
29.00%
Jefferson County
29.00%
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%
Pine Bluff
Less Than 5.00%
Jefferson 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
42.00%
Pine Bluff
38.50%
Jefferson County
38.50%
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
37.00%
Pine Bluff
40.00%
Jefferson County
40.00%
Arkansas
48.59%
United States
50.57%

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
29.00%
Pine Bluff
33.67%
Jefferson County
33.67%
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
66.00%
Pine Bluff
63.67%
Jefferson County
63.67%
Arkansas
59.42%
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
39
Pine Bluff Average
156
Jefferson County Average
156
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
949
Pine Bluff Average
4,449
Jefferson County Average
4,449
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
$114,931
Pine Bluff Average
$490,632
Jefferson County Average
$490,632
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
$121
Pine Bluff Average
$110
Jefferson County Average
$110
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
$2,947
Pine Bluff Average
$3,152
Jefferson County Average
$3,152
Arkansas Average
$3,929
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
    Jefferson Regional Home Health
    Located 1.22 miles away in Pine Bluff at 1718 Doctors Drive.
  2. Home Care Agency
    AAA Southeast Arkansas Jefferson..
    Located 2.95 miles away in Pine Bluff at 709 East Eighth Avenue.
  3. Home Care Agency
    Cleveland County Health Unit
    Located 18.38 miles away in Rison at 409 East Magnolia Street.
  4. Home Care Agency
    AAA Southeast Arkansas Cleveland..
    Located 18.48 miles away in Rison at 201 Main Street.
  5. Home Care Agency
    Lincoln County Health Unit
    Located 20.78 miles away in Star City at 101 West Wiley Street.
Note: There are a total of 6 agencies within 25 miles of this provider.

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Pine Bluff at a Glance

Pine Bluff has a total population of 55,085, of which 15,114 are children under the age of 18 and 7,547 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 33.1.

Total Population:
55,085
Median Age:
33.1
Males:
26,054 (47.3%)
Female:
29,031 (52.7%)
Children (0-17):
15,114 (27.4%)
Adults (18-64):
32,424 (58.9%)
Seniors (65+):
7,547 (13.7%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Pine Bluff
Married:
19,240 (34.9%)
Divorced:
5,442 (9.9%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Pine Bluff
Hispanic Ethnicity:
452 (0.82%)
White:
17,793 (32.30%)
African American:
36,275 (65.85%)
Asian:
404 (0.73%)
Pacific Islander:
23 (0.04%)
Indian:
91 (0.17%)
Other:
104 (0.19%)
Two or More:
395 (0.72%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Pine Bluff

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.42, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.42 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
2
Doctors:
351
Home Agencies:
3
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
5
Medical Suppliers:
29
Rehab Centers:
3

Wealth

The median family income is $34,362 while the median household income is $27,247. Roughly 23.49% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$34,362
Household Income:
$27,247
In Poverty:
23.49%

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