Better at Home

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Ocala, Florida (FL).

Better at Home is a for-profit home care agency based at 2441 E Fort King Street BDG 100 in Ocala, FL. The agency services an area over 2800 square miles in size with over 560000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 2002. A total of 8519 Medicare visits were made to 378 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $1407721 for these services.

Better at Home offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, medical social, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are more likely to get better at getting in and out of bed, get better at taking their medicines correctly, be short of breath less often, and have to be admitted to the hospital less often, when compared to other agencies in the state. However, patients are not as likely to have less pain when moving around, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Proprietary

Certification Date

10/31/2002

Address

2441 E Fort King Street BDG 100
Ocala, FL 34471

Phone Number

(352) 694-8100

Geographic Coordinates

29.185279, -82.104166
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

32102, 32113, 32133, 32134, 32158, 32159, 32160, 32162, 32179, 32182, 32183, 32195, 32462, 32612, 32617, 32663, 32667, 32681, 32686, 32702, 32720, 32726, 32735, 32757, 32767, 32776, 32778, 32784, 33513, 33521, 33538, 33585, 33686, 34293, 34420, 34421, 34430, 34431, 34432, 34433, 34470, 34471, 34472, 34473, 34474, 34475, 34476, 34477, 34478, 34479, 34480, 34481, 34482, 34484, 34488, 34489, 34491, 34492, 34661, 34711, 34731, 34736, 34748, 34749, 34753, 34762, 34785, 34788
* 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
Ocala
12 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Marion County
13 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Florida
774 (100.00%) Offer this Service
United States
8789 (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
Ocala
12 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Marion County
13 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Florida
636 (82.17%) Offer this Service
United States
7902 (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
Ocala
12 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Marion County
13 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Florida
569 (73.51%) Offer this Service
United States
7452 (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
Ocala
12 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Marion County
13 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Florida
745 (96.25%) Offer this Service
United States
8535 (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
Ocala
11 (91.67%) Offer this Service
Marion County
12 (92.31%) Offer this Service
Florida
629 (81.27%) Offer this Service
United States
7155 (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
Ocala
12 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Marion County
13 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Florida
762 (98.45%) Offer this Service
United States
8530 (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.

This Provider This Provider
47.00%
Ocala
62.50%
Marion County
62.54%
Florida
66.15%
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
69.00%
Ocala
66.58%
Marion County
66.92%
Florida
63.60%
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
49.00%
Ocala
44.50%
Marion County
43.85%
Florida
40.61%
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
68.00%
Ocala
61.42%
Marion County
62.31%
Florida
56.67%
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
14.00%
Ocala
22.75%
Marion County
22.69%
Florida
16.64%
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%
Ocala
Less Than 5.00%
Marion County
Less Than 5.00%
Florida
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
40.00%
Ocala
43.83%
Marion County
44.38%
Florida
40.90%
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
63.00%
Ocala
57.33%
Marion County
58.08%
Florida
50.35%
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
54.00%
Ocala
55.67%
Marion County
56.00%
Florida
46.02%
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
16.00%
Ocala
26.75%
Marion County
26.85%
Florida
24.99%
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
81.00%
Ocala
68.67%
Marion County
68.62%
Florida
70.70%
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
87.00%
Ocala
84.33%
Marion County
85.38%
Florida
83.40%
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
378
Ocala Average
670
Marion County Average
632
Florida Average
473
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
8519
Ocala Average
15195
Marion County Average
14202
Florida Average
20139
United States Average
12553

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
$1407721
Ocala Average
$2173723
Marion County Average
$2039534
Florida Average
$2173798
United States Average
$1698103

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
$165
Ocala Average
$143
Marion County Average
$144
Florida Average
$108
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
$3724
Ocala Average
$3243
Marion County Average
$3229
Florida Average
$4593
United States Average
$4270

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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
    Gentiva Health Services
    Located 0.23 miles away in Ocala at 2215 E Fort King Street Suite C.
  2. Home Care Agency
    Village Home Care, LLC
    Located 0.99 miles away in Ocala at 2760 Southeast 17th Street Building 100 Suite 101.
  3. Home Care Agency
    Helping Hands Home Care, Inc
    Located 1.25 miles away in Ocala at 1805 Southeast 16th Avenue Suite 601.
  4. Home Care Agency
    Munroe Regional Home Health..
    Located 2.05 miles away in Ocala at 31 Southwest 12th Street.
  5. Home Care Agency
    Angels Care Home Health
    Located 2.09 miles away in Ocala at 1040 Southwest First Avenue.
Note: There are a total of 12 agencies within 25 miles of this provider.

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Ocala at a Glance

Ocala has a total population of 45943, of which 10646 are children under the age of 18 and 9367 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 39.0.

Total Population:
45943
Median Age:
39.0
Males:
21726 (47.3%)
Female:
24217 (52.7%)
Children (0-17):
10646 (23.2%)
Adults (18-64):
25930 (56.4%)
Seniors (65+):
9367 (20.4%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Ocala
Married:
18987 (41.3%)
Divorced:
5401 (11.8%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Ocala
Hispanic Ethnicity:
2636 (5.74%)
White:
33474 (72.86%)
African American:
10174 (22.14%)
Asian:
559 (1.22%)
Pacific Islander:
9 (0.02%)
Indian:
167 (0.36%)
Other:
831 (1.81%)
Two or More:
729 (1.59%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Ocala

Health

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

Disabilities:
0.39 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
3
Doctors:
976
Home Agencies:
12
Hospitals:
2
Nursing Homes:
9
Medical Suppliers:
77
Rehab Centers:
11

Wealth

The median family income is $38190 while the median household income is $30888. Roughly 16.82% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$38190
Household Income:
$30888
In Poverty:
16.82%

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