South Central Kansas Home Care

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Arkansas City, Kansas (KS).

South Central Kansas Home Care is a non-profit home care agency based at 216 W Birch 3rd Floor in Arkansas City, KS. The agency services an area over 700 square miles in size with over 60,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1984. A total of 1,415 Medicare visits were made to 80 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $195,370 for these services.

South Central Kansas Home Care offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are more likely to have less pain when moving around, have to be admitted to the hospital less often, have urgent unplanned medical care less often, stay at home after home health care ends, and need unplanned medical care related to a wound less often, when compared to other agencies in the state. However, patients are not as likely to get better at walking or moving around, get better at getting in and out of bed, and get better at taking their medicines correctly, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Other

Certification Date

06/21/1984

Address

216 W Birch 3rd Floor
Arkansas City, KS 67005

Phone Number

(620) 442-4453

Service Areas

67005, 67140, 67156, 67501
* 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
Cowley County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Kansas
131 (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
Cowley County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Kansas
110 (83.97%) 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
Cowley County
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Kansas
101 (77.10%) 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
Cowley County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Kansas
129 (98.47%) 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
Cowley County
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Kansas
72 (54.96%) 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
Cowley County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Kansas
126 (96.18%) 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.

This Provider This Provider
79.00%
Cowley County
75.00%
Kansas
62.05%
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
51.00%
Cowley County
61.50%
Kansas
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
19.00%
Cowley County
38.50%
Kansas
36.57%
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
62.00%
Cowley County
71.50%
Kansas
57.78%
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
12.00%
Cowley County
11.00%
Kansas
21.68%
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%
Cowley County
Less Than 5.00%
Kansas
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
32.00%
Cowley County
40.50%
Kansas
41.51%
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
42.00%
Cowley County
51.50%
Kansas
52.55%
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
39.00%
Cowley County
47.00%
Kansas
44.76%
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
14.00%
Cowley County
11.50%
Kansas
28.40%
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%
Cowley County
84.50%
Kansas
66.43%
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
54.00%
Cowley County
72.00%
Kansas
76.31%
United States
80.41%

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
80
Cowley County Average
91
Kansas Average
180
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
1,415
Cowley County Average
1,644
Kansas Average
4,320
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
$195,370
Cowley County Average
$217,376
Kansas Average
$599,134
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
$138
Cowley County Average
$132
Kansas Average
$139
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
$2,442
Cowley County Average
$2,402
Kansas Average
$3,337
United States Average
$4,270

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Arkansas City at a Glance

Arkansas City has a total population of 11,963, of which 3,072 are children under the age of 18 and 2,146 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 36.3.

Total Population:
11,963
Median Age:
36.3
Males:
5,609 (46.9%)
Female:
6,354 (53.1%)
Children (0-17):
3,072 (25.7%)
Adults (18-64):
6,745 (56.4%)
Seniors (65+):
2,146 (17.9%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Arkansas City
Married:
5,417 (45.3%)
Divorced:
1,174 (9.8%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Arkansas City
Hispanic Ethnicity:
535 (4.47%)
White:
10,426 (87.15%)
African American:
539 (4.51%)
Asian:
77 (0.64%)
Pacific Islander:
2 (0.02%)
Indian:
322 (2.69%)
Other:
233 (1.95%)
Two or More:
364 (3.04%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Arkansas City

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.43, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.43 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
65
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
3
Medical Suppliers:
7
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $39,962 while the median household income is $29,158. Roughly 15.87% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$39,962
Household Income:
$29,158
In Poverty:
15.87%

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