Doddridge County Health Department & Home Health Service

Detailed report on the home care agency located in West Union, West Virginia (WV).

Doddridge County Health Department & Home Health Service is a government run home care agency based at RT 2 Box 54 in West Union, WV. The agency services an area over 400 square miles in size with over 10,000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1982. A total of 849 Medicare visits were made to 47 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $124,961 for these services.

Doddridge County Health Department & Home Health Service offers nursing care, physical therapy, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are more likely to have urgent unplanned medical care less often, when compared to other agencies in the state. However, patients are not as likely to get better at walking or moving around and get better at bathing, when compared to other state home care agencies.

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Ownership Type

Government - State / County

Certification Date

06/30/1982

Address

RT 2 Box 54
West Union, WV 26456

Phone Number

(304) 873-1531

Service Areas

26411, 26415, 26426, 26436, 26443, 26456
* 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
West Virginia
60 (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
No
West Virginia
40 (66.67%) 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
West Virginia
34 (56.67%) 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
West Virginia
59 (98.33%) 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
West Virginia
38 (63.33%) 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
West Virginia
59 (98.33%) 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.

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56.00%
West Virginia
60.84%
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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43.00%
West Virginia
60.36%
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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38.00%
West Virginia
38.36%
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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50.00%
West Virginia
59.70%
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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13.00%
West Virginia
25.36%
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.

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Less Than 5.00%
West Virginia
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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35.00%
West Virginia
44.48%
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.

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59.00%
West Virginia
55.74%
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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47.00%
West Virginia
46.25%
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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24.00%
West Virginia
28.98%
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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69.00%
West Virginia
69.22%
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.

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47
West Virginia Average
329
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
849
West Virginia Average
7,441
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
$124,961
West Virginia Average
$1,095,790
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
$147
West Virginia Average
$147
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
$2,659
West Virginia Average
$3,335
United States Average
$4,270

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Discussions

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Elderly abuse

Elderly abuse
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My mother is living in West Union, WV. She is living with a man she has been with for 15 years. This man is not able to take care of her and insists that she stays with him. She receives my fathers (dec'd since 1996) pension. My father was a disabled veteran and MIA veteran of WWII. At this time she is getting very confused. A home health nurse told my brother that she went there and my mother had wet herself and BM all over her and is not being taken care of. What can we do? What steps can we take to get her removed. Is there anyway someone can investigate and see what is going on with her. Her name is Esther Wise and she is 84 years old. What can I do?

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Member:
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Date:
Thursday, October 10, 2013 2:14 PM MST

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West Union at a Glance

West Union has a total population of 806, of which 186 are children under the age of 18 and 191 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 42.9.

Total Population:
806
Median Age:
42.9
Males:
360 (44.7%)
Female:
446 (55.3%)
Children (0-17):
186 (23.1%)
Adults (18-64):
429 (53.2%)
Seniors (65+):
191 (23.7%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in West Union
Married:
350 (43.4%)
Divorced:
74 (9.2%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in West Union
Hispanic Ethnicity:
4 (0.50%)
White:
802 (99.50%)
African American:
0 (0.00%)
Asian:
0 (0.00%)
Pacific Islander:
0 (0.00%)
Indian:
0 (0.00%)
Other:
4 (0.50%)
Two or More:
0 (0.00%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in West Union

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.61, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.61 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
0
Doctors:
8
Home Agencies:
1
Hospitals:
0
Nursing Homes:
0
Medical Suppliers:
2
Rehab Centers:
0

Wealth

The median family income is $21,875 while the median household income is $18,300. Roughly 33.62% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$21,875
Household Income:
$18,300
In Poverty:
33.62%

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