Skilled Nursing
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Speech Pathology
Medical Social Worker
Home Health Aide

home care connections

3131 bell street suite 211
amarillo, TX 79106
Phone: 806-356-8911
Medicare Provider #: 679259
Medicare Certified: 4/18/2003
Ownership Type: Proprietary

Updated 8-12-14


Quality of Care Report

Description of Measure Agency
Score
State
Average
How often the home health team began their patients’ care in a timely manner 90 % 91 %
How often the home health team taught patients (or their family caregivers) about their drugs 87 % 93 %
How often the home health team checked patients’ risk of falling 100 % 99 %
How often the home health team checked patients for depression 98 % 97 %
How often the home health team determined whether patients received a flu shot for the current flu season 84 % 73 %
How often the home health team determined whether their patients received a pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot) 91 % 73 %
For patients with diabetes, how often the home health team got doctor’s orders, gave foot care, and taught patients about foot care 99 % 94 %
How often the home health team checked patients for pain 100 % 99 %
How often the home health team treated their patients’ pain 98 % 98 %
How often the home health team treated heart failure (weakening of the heart) patients’ symptoms 91 % 98 %
How often the home health team took doctor-ordered action to prevent pressure sores (bed sores) 95 % 96 %
How often the home health team included treatments to prevent pressure sores (bed sores) in the plan of care 98 % 97 %
How often the home health team checked patients for the risk of developing pressure sores (bed sores) 99 % 97 %
How often patients got better at walking or moving around 54 % 56 %
How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed 53 % 48 %
How often patients got better at bathing 84 % 63 %
How often patients had less pain when moving around 72 % 57 %
How often patients’ breathing improved 48 % 50 %
How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth 64 % 45 %
How often patients receiving home health care needed any urgent, unplanned care in the hospital emergency room - without being admitted to the hospital 14 % 12 %
How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital 14 % 15 %