Home care quality data

The quality of care for home health shows in the health of the patient, adherence to medications, regular bowel movement, adequate sleep, regular exercise, and overall health with preventive measures for emergencies.

Email motherhealth@gmail.com what benchmarks or measures are important to you with regards to home health care of your parents.

 

Current data collection periods

Home health compare quality measures Current data collection period
From Through
Quality of patient care
Managing daily activities
How often patients got better at walking or moving around January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
How often patients got better at bathing January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
Managing pain and treating symptoms
How often the home health team checked patients for pain January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
How often the home health team treated their patients’ pain January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
How often patients had less pain when moving around January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
How often the home health team treated heart failure (weakening of the heart) patients’ symptoms January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
How often patients’ breathing improved January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
How often patients’ wounds improved or healed after an operation January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
Preventing harm
How often the home health team began their patients’ care in a timely manner January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
How often the home health team taught patients (or their family caregivers) about their drugs January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
How often the home health team checked patients’ risk of falling January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
How often the home health team checked patients for depression January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
How often the home health team made sure that their patients have received a flu shot for the current flu season January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
How often the home health team made sure that their patients have received a pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot) January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
For patients with diabetes, how often the home health team got doctor’s orders, gave foot care, and taught patients about foot care January 1, 2016 December 31, 2016
Preventing unplanned hospital care
How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital October 1, 2015 September 30, 2016
How often patients receiving home health care needed any urgent, unplanned care in the hospital emergency room – without being admitted to the hospital October 1, 2015 September 30, 2016
How often home health patients, who have had a recent hospital stay, had to be re-admitted to the hospital October 1, 2013 September 30, 2016
How often home health patients, who have had a recent hospital stay, received care in the hospital emergency room without being re-admitted to the hospital October 1, 2013 September 30, 2016
Patient survey results
How often the home health team gave care in a professional way January 2016 December 2016
How well did the home health team communicate with patients January 2016 December 2016
Did the home health team discuss medicines, pain, and home safety with patients January 2016 December 2016
How do patients rate the overall care from the home health agency January 2016 December 2016
Would patients recommend the home health agency to friends and family January 2016 December 2016

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