Alternative Home Health, Inc

Detailed report on the home care agency located in St. Clairsville, Ohio (OH).

Alternative Home Health, Inc is a for-profit home care agency based at 280 East Main Street in St. Clairsville, OH. The agency services an area over 1,500 square miles in size with over 220,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1994. A total of 12,502 Medicare visits were made to 356 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $1,373,703 for these services. 19 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $766 by Medicare for these services.

Alternative Home Health, Inc offers nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, medical social, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are more likely to be short of breath less often, when compared to other agencies in the state. However, patients are not as likely to have to be admitted to the hospital less often and need urgent unplanned medical care less often, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Proprietary

Certification Date

11/22/1994

Address

280 East Main Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

Phone Number

(740) 699-7000

Geographic Coordinates

40.082923, -80.885845
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

26003, 26031, 26032, 26033, 26036, 26038, 26039, 26040, 26041, 26059, 26060, 26062, 26070, 26075, 26155, 43713, 43716, 43718, 43719, 43901, 43902, 43905, 43906, 43907, 43909, 43910, 43912, 43913, 43915, 43916, 43917, 43927, 43928, 43933, 43934, 43935, 43937, 43938, 43939, 43940, 43942, 43943, 43944, 43947, 43948, 43950, 43951, 43963, 43971, 43972, 43977, 43981
* 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
St. Clairsville
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Belmont County
6 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Ohio
457 (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
St. Clairsville
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Belmont County
5 (83.33%) Offer this Service
Ohio
382 (83.59%) 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
St. Clairsville
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Belmont County
4 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Ohio
340 (74.40%) 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
St. Clairsville
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Belmont County
5 (83.33%) Offer this Service
Ohio
415 (90.81%) 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
St. Clairsville
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Belmont County
4 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Ohio
271 (59.30%) 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
St. Clairsville
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Belmont County
6 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Ohio
444 (97.16%) 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
62.00%
St. Clairsville
56.00%
Belmont County
63.40%
Ohio
57.25%
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
58.00%
St. Clairsville
54.50%
Belmont County
54.20%
Ohio
55.43%
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
35.00%
St. Clairsville
32.00%
Belmont County
40.20%
Ohio
35.34%
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%
St. Clairsville
60.50%
Belmont County
57.60%
Ohio
55.84%
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
36.00%
St. Clairsville
31.50%
Belmont County
29.00%
Ohio
28.22%
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%
St. Clairsville
Less Than 5.00%
Belmont County
Less Than 5.00%
Ohio
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
43.00%
St. Clairsville
39.00%
Belmont County
41.00%
Ohio
38.63%
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
57.00%
St. Clairsville
54.50%
Belmont County
52.80%
Ohio
52.07%
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
52.00%
St. Clairsville
43.50%
Belmont County
42.25%
Ohio
47.61%
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
46.00%
St. Clairsville
38.00%
Belmont County
35.80%
Ohio
36.96%
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
51.00%
St. Clairsville
59.00%
Belmont County
60.80%
Ohio
59.31%
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
85.00%
St. Clairsville
82.00%
Belmont County
76.40%
Ohio
77.43%
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
356
St. Clairsville Average
620
Belmont County Average
384
Ohio Average
316
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
19
St. Clairsville Average
21
Belmont County Average
20
Ohio Average
1,281
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
12,502
St. Clairsville Average
13,958
Belmont County Average
9,016
Ohio Average
8,272
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
$1,373,703
St. Clairsville Average
$2,148,487
Belmont County Average
$1,211,100
Ohio Average
$1,098,143
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
$110
St. Clairsville Average
$154
Belmont County Average
$134
Ohio Average
$133
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.

This Provider This Provider
$766
St. Clairsville Average
$823
Belmont County Average
$729
Ohio Average
$738,996
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
$3,859
St. Clairsville Average
$3,465
Belmont County Average
$3,154
Ohio Average
$3,478
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
$40
St. Clairsville Average
$40
Belmont County Average
$37
Ohio Average
$577
United States Average
$479

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Last Modified

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:48 PM MST

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St. Clairsville at a Glance

St. Clairsville has a total population of 5,057, of which 1,003 are children under the age of 18 and 1,208 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 46.0.

Total Population:
5,057
Median Age:
46.0
Males:
2,292 (45.3%)
Female:
2,765 (54.7%)
Children (0-17):
1,003 (19.8%)
Adults (18-64):
2,846 (56.3%)
Seniors (65+):
1,208 (23.9%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in St. Clairsville
Married:
2,709 (53.6%)
Divorced:
379 (7.5%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in St. Clairsville
Hispanic Ethnicity:
24 (0.47%)
White:
4,778 (94.48%)
African American:
156 (3.08%)
Asian:
69 (1.36%)
Pacific Islander:
2 (0.04%)
Indian:
2 (0.04%)
Other:
8 (0.16%)
Two or More:
42 (0.83%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in St. Clairsville

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.33, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.33 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
100
Home Agencies:
3
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
4
Medical Suppliers:
11
Rehab Centers:
2

Wealth

The median family income is $47,808 while the median household income is $36,630. Roughly 6.57% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$47,808
Household Income:
$36,630
In Poverty:
6.57%

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