Turtle River Good Samaritan Home Health Agency

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Larimore, North Dakota (ND).

Turtle River Good Samaritan Home Health Agency is a non-profit home care agency based at 501 Front Street E in Larimore, ND. The agency services an area over 4,000 square miles in size with over 130,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 2003. A total of 3,940 Medicare visits were made to 111 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $401,264 for these services.

Turtle River Good Samaritan Home Health Agency offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, medical social, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are not as likely to get better at walking or moving around, get better at getting in and out of bed, have improvement in bladder control, have less pain when moving around, get better at bathing, get better at taking their medicines correctly, have to be admitted to the hospital less often, and stay at home after home health care ends, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Voluntary Non-Profit - Religious Affiliations

Certification Date

10/28/2003

Address

501 Front Street E
Larimore, ND 58251

Phone Number

(701) 343-6244

Geographic Coordinates

47.904722, -97.619195
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

56710, 56721, 58103, 58201, 58203, 58212, 58214, 58218, 58228, 58235, 58240, 58244, 58251, 58254, 58266, 58267, 58272, 58275, 58277, 58278, 58301, 58335, 58344, 58348, 58356, 58357, 58370, 58374, 58379, 58721
* 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
Grand Forks County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
North Dakota
23 (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
Grand Forks County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
North Dakota
21 (91.30%) 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
Grand Forks County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
North Dakota
17 (73.91%) 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
Grand Forks County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
North Dakota
21 (91.30%) 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
Grand Forks County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
North Dakota
11 (47.83%) 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
Grand Forks County
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
North Dakota
23 (100.00%) 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
40.00%
Grand Forks County
46.00%
North Dakota
63.30%
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
49.00%
Grand Forks County
50.00%
North Dakota
62.90%
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%
Grand Forks County
24.00%
North Dakota
40.75%
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
61.00%
Grand Forks County
56.50%
North Dakota
64.74%
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
21.00%
Grand Forks County
21.50%
North Dakota
17.86%
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%
Grand Forks County
Less Than 5.00%
North Dakota
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
20.00%
Grand Forks County
23.50%
North Dakota
40.70%
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
21.00%
Grand Forks County
26.50%
North Dakota
50.25%
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
17.00%
Grand Forks County
20.50%
North Dakota
41.40%
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
36.00%
Grand Forks County
29.50%
North Dakota
21.09%
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
60.00%
Grand Forks County
65.50%
North Dakota
74.18%
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
111
Grand Forks County Average
417
North Dakota Average
223
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
3,940
Grand Forks County Average
8,442
North Dakota Average
4,296
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
$401,264
Grand Forks County Average
$1,052,916
North Dakota Average
$512,648
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
$102
Grand Forks County Average
$125
North Dakota Average
$119
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
$3,615
Grand Forks County Average
$2,528
North Dakota Average
$2,300
United States Average
$4,270

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Larimore at a Glance

Larimore has a total population of 1,433, of which 395 are children under the age of 18 and 289 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 38.8.

Total Population:
1,433
Median Age:
38.8
Males:
686 (47.9%)
Female:
747 (52.1%)
Children (0-17):
395 (27.6%)
Adults (18-64):
749 (52.3%)
Seniors (65+):
289 (20.2%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Larimore
Married:
682 (47.6%)
Divorced:
93 (6.5%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Larimore
Hispanic Ethnicity:
16 (1.12%)
White:
1,377 (96.09%)
African American:
10 (0.70%)
Asian:
9 (0.63%)
Pacific Islander:
0 (0.00%)
Indian:
21 (1.47%)
Other:
3 (0.21%)
Two or More:
13 (0.91%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Larimore

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.28, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.28 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
9
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
1
Medical Suppliers:
2
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $40,542 while the median household income is $33,292. Roughly 7.19% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$40,542
Household Income:
$33,292
In Poverty:
7.19%

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