Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Danbury, Connecticut (CT).

Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut is a non-profit home care agency based at 405 Main Street in Danbury, CT. The agency services an area over 200 square miles in size with over 190,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1987. A total of 1,641 Medicare visits were made to 50 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $175,880 for these services.

Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, medical social, 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 bathing and stay at home after home health care ends, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Quality of Care Rating

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Staff Rating

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Facility Rating

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Promptness Rating

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Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Private

Certification Date

05/04/1987

Address

405 Main Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone Number

(203) 797-1685

Geographic Coordinates

41.402432, -73.459116
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

06470, 06482, 06488, 06798, 06801, 06804, 06810, 06811, 06812, 06877
* 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
Danbury
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Fairfield County
19 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Connecticut
83 (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
Danbury
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Fairfield County
19 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Connecticut
83 (100.00%) 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
Danbury
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Fairfield County
19 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Connecticut
81 (97.59%) 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
Danbury
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Fairfield County
19 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Connecticut
83 (100.00%) 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
Danbury
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Fairfield County
19 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Connecticut
83 (100.00%) 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
Danbury
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Fairfield County
19 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Connecticut
83 (100.00%) Offer this Service
United States
8,530 (97.05%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

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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.

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45.00%
Danbury
57.50%
Fairfield County
60.94%
Connecticut
59.72%
United States
62.13%

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%
Danbury
12.50%
Fairfield County
25.05%
Connecticut
29.64%
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%
Danbury
Less Than 5.00%
Fairfield County
Less Than 5.00%
Connecticut
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
32.00%
Danbury
28.50%
Fairfield County
35.00%
Connecticut
36.10%
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
47.00%
Danbury
60.00%
Fairfield County
60.95%
Connecticut
59.44%
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
50
Danbury Average
430
Fairfield County Average
669
Connecticut Average
694
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
1,641
Danbury Average
9,702
Fairfield County Average
20,569
Connecticut Average
22,188
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
$175,880
Danbury Average
$1,666,809
Fairfield County Average
$2,878,059
Connecticut Average
$2,769,265
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
$107
Danbury Average
$172
Fairfield County Average
$140
Connecticut Average
$125
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
$3,518
Danbury Average
$3,881
Fairfield County Average
$4,305
Connecticut Average
$3,989
United States Average
$4,270

Reviews and Ratings

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A Review by Anonymous

Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut Review
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Insurance:
Medicare
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I cannot in good conscience recommend this Hospice to anyone seeking true Hospice care and the philosophy that guides such care. It is all about MONEY FIRST and IMAGE and PRESENTING A PICTURE OF WEALTH but our needs and the requested needs of our patient were not met. A terrible shame and a complete and utter rip off financially. Seek other help please and learn from our experiences.

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Date:

Discussions

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Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut

Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut
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This Hospice is also unaccredited.It is also the most expensive Hospice center you could possibly find in-patient and simply not worth it at all.

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Member:
Anonymous
Date:
Thursday, November 07, 2019 11:54 PM MST

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References

Last Modified

Tuesday, September 02, 2008 4:56 PM MST

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Danbury at a Glance

Danbury has a total population of 74,848, of which 16,227 are children under the age of 18 and 8,236 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 35.2.

Total Population:
74,848
Median Age:
35.2
Males:
36,690 (49.0%)
Female:
38,158 (51.0%)
Children (0-17):
16,227 (21.7%)
Adults (18-64):
50,385 (67.3%)
Seniors (65+):
8,236 (11.0%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Danbury
Married:
34,277 (45.8%)
Divorced:
5,438 (7.3%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Danbury
Hispanic Ethnicity:
11,791 (15.75%)
White:
56,853 (75.96%)
African American:
5,060 (6.76%)
Asian:
4,082 (5.45%)
Pacific Islander:
26 (0.03%)
Indian:
214 (0.29%)
Other:
5,653 (7.55%)
Two or More:
2,960 (3.95%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Danbury

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.29, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.29 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
632
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
5
Medical Suppliers:
28
Rehab Centers:
3

Wealth

The median family income is $61,899 while the median household income is $53,664. Roughly 7.62% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$61,899
Household Income:
$53,664
In Poverty:
7.62%

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