Sweetwater County Community Nursing Unit

Detailed report on the home care agency located in Rock Springs, Wyoming (WY).

Sweetwater County Community Nursing Unit is a government run home care agency based at 731 C Street Suite 315 in Rock Springs, WY. The agency services an area over 4300 square miles in size with over 30000 residents. It was certified by Medicare in 1974. A total of 832 Medicare visits were made to 14 home care agency patients in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $77460 for these services. 708 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $24970 by Medicare for these services.

Sweetwater County Community Nursing Unit offers nursing care, physical therapy, speech pathology, and home health aide services. Patients of this agency are not as likely to have to be admitted to the hospital less often, need urgent unplanned medical care 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

Government - State / County

Certification Date

07/01/1974

Address

731 C Street Suite 315
Rock Springs, WY 82901

Phone Number

(307) 352-6830

Geographic Coordinates

41.580439, -109.215598
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Service Areas

82901, 82932, 82935, 82943, 82945
* 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
Rock Springs
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Sweetwater County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Wyoming
27 (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
No
Rock Springs
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Sweetwater County
1 (33.33%) Offer this Service
Wyoming
22 (81.48%) 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
Rock Springs
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Sweetwater County
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Wyoming
23 (85.19%) 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
Rock Springs
1 (50.00%) Offer this Service
Sweetwater County
2 (66.67%) Offer this Service
Wyoming
26 (96.30%) 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
No
Rock Springs
0 (0.00%) Offer this Service
Sweetwater County
1 (33.33%) Offer this Service
Wyoming
17 (62.96%) 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
Rock Springs
2 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Sweetwater County
3 (100.00%) Offer this Service
Wyoming
27 (100.00%) Offer this Service
United States
8530 (97.05%) Offer this Service

Quality Measures

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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
38.00%
Rock Springs
38.00%
Sweetwater County
26.50%
Wyoming
23.74%
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%
Rock Springs
Less Than 5.00%
Sweetwater County
Less Than 5.00%
Wyoming
Less Than 5.00%
United States
Less Than 5.00%

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
42.00%
Rock Springs
42.00%
Sweetwater County
29.00%
Wyoming
26.74%
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
50.00%
Rock Springs
50.00%
Sweetwater County
64.50%
Wyoming
67.41%
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
14
Sweetwater County Average
67
Wyoming Average
124
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
708
Wyoming Average
562
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
832
Sweetwater County Average
1342
Wyoming Average
3277
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
$77460
Sweetwater County Average
$196461
Wyoming Average
$415608
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
$93
Sweetwater County Average
$146
Wyoming Average
$127
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.

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$24970
Wyoming Average
$335978
United States Average
$393100

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
$5533
Sweetwater County Average
$2954
Wyoming Average
$3341
United States Average
$4270

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.

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$35
Wyoming Average
$598
United States Average
$479

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Last Modified

Tuesday, July 01, 2008 11:48 PM MST

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Rock Springs at a Glance

Rock Springs has a total population of 18708, of which 5076 are children under the age of 18 and 1857 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 34.5.

Total Population:
18708
Median Age:
34.5
Males:
9315 (49.8%)
Female:
9393 (50.2%)
Children (0-17):
5076 (27.1%)
Adults (18-64):
11775 (62.9%)
Seniors (65+):
1857 (9.9%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Rock Springs
Married:
8546 (45.7%)
Divorced:
1877 (10.0%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Rock Springs
Hispanic Ethnicity:
1676 (8.96%)
White:
17164 (91.75%)
African American:
201 (1.07%)
Asian:
191 (1.02%)
Pacific Islander:
6 (0.03%)
Indian:
160 (0.86%)
Other:
570 (3.05%)
Two or More:
416 (2.22%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Rock Springs

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.25, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.25 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
162
Home Agencies:
2
Hospitals:
1
Nursing Homes:
1
Medical Suppliers:
14
Rehab Centers:
2

Wealth

The median family income is $51539 while the median household income is $42584. Roughly 9.31% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$51539
Household Income:
$42584
In Poverty:
9.31%

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