Ledyard Public Health Nurs Service

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

Ledyard Public Health Nurs Service is a government run home care agency based at 741 C0lonel Ledyard Highway in Ledyard, CT. The agency services an area over 100 square miles in size with over 60,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1966. A total of 2,508 Medicare visits were made to 119 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $357,232 for these services. 247 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $9,718 by Medicare for these services.

Ledyard Public Health Nurs Service 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 less pain when moving around, get better at taking their medicines correctly, and have urgent unplanned medical care less often, when compared to other agencies in the state. However, patients are not as likely to be short of breath less often, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Government - Local

Certification Date

07/01/1966

Address

741 C0lonel Ledyard Highway
Ledyard, CT 06339

Phone Number

(860) 464-8464

Service Areas

06335, 06339, 06340, 06355, 06365, 06372, 06378
* Zip codes where this agency provide services.

Services

Charts

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
New London County
6 (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
New London County
6 (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
New London County
5 (83.33%) 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
New London County
6 (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
New London County
6 (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
New London County
6 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Connecticut
83 (100.00%) Offer this Service
United States
8,530 (97.05%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

Charts

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.

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82.00%
New London County
68.60%
Connecticut
62.70%
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.

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68.00%
New London County
62.40%
Connecticut
59.72%
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.

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46.00%
New London County
37.00%
Connecticut
35.82%
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.

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48.00%
New London County
57.40%
Connecticut
58.81%
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.

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12.00%
New London County
27.20%
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%
New London County
Less Than 5.00%
Connecticut
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.

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37.00%
New London County
39.60%
Connecticut
37.89%
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%
New London County
49.40%
Connecticut
50.30%
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.

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46.00%
New London County
45.80%
Connecticut
47.59%
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.

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31.00%
New London County
34.20%
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.

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64.00%
New London County
61.80%
Connecticut
59.44%
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.

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76.00%
New London County
81.40%
Connecticut
75.58%
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
119
New London County Average
566
Connecticut Average
694
United States Average
398

Outpatients

The number of outpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part B in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
247
New London County Average
810
Connecticut Average
632
United States Average
821

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
2,508
New London County Average
18,806
Connecticut Average
22,188
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
$357,232
New London County Average
$2,212,233
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.

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$142
New London County Average
$118
Connecticut Average
$125
United States Average
$135

Medicare Outpatient Payments

The total outpatient associated Medicare Part B payments made to this provider in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

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$9,718
New London County Average
$21,360
Connecticut Average
$21,946
United States Average
$393,100

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
$3,002
New London County Average
$3,907
Connecticut Average
$3,989
United States Average
$4,270

Medicare Payments Per Outpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part B covered outpatient in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$39
New London County Average
$26
Connecticut Average
$35
United States Average
$479

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Ledyard at a Glance

Ledyard has a total population of 14,687, of which 4,155 are children under the age of 18 and 1,320 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 37.1.

Total Population:
14,687
Median Age:
37.1
Males:
7,245 (49.3%)
Female:
7,442 (50.7%)
Children (0-17):
4,155 (28.3%)
Adults (18-64):
9,212 (62.7%)
Seniors (65+):
1,320 (9.0%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Ledyard
Married:
7,192 (49.0%)
Divorced:
1,066 (7.3%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Ledyard
Hispanic Ethnicity:
401 (2.73%)
White:
12,959 (88.23%)
African American:
367 (2.50%)
Asian:
321 (2.19%)
Pacific Islander:
10 (0.07%)
Indian:
515 (3.51%)
Other:
124 (0.84%)
Two or More:
391 (2.66%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Ledyard

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.21, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

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

Wealth

The median family income is $69,214 while the median household income is $62,647. Roughly 4.02% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$69,214
Household Income:
$62,647
In Poverty:
4.02%

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