Home Health Compare

The following is from Val J. Halamandaris, JD, President of NAHC. The quality of patient care star rating summarizes 9 of the 29 quality measures reported on Home Health Compare. It provides a single indicator of an agency's performance compared to other agencies.

A 4- or 5-star rating means that the agency performed better than other agencies on the 9 measured care practices and outcomes.
A 1- or 2-star rating means that the agency's average performance on the 9 measured care practices and outcomes was below the averages of other agencies.
Across the country, most agencies fall "in the middle" with 3 or 3.5 stars.

While the quality of patient care star rating provides a summary of agency performance, you may prefer to compare agencies on the individual measures that are related to the types of services you'll need, based on your own condition.

Managing Daily Activities

How often patients got better at walking or moving around
71.1% (Caring Nurses)
62.3% (NV Average)
64.3% (National Average)
How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed
67.6% (Caring Nurses)
61.3% (NV Average)
59.8% (National Average)
How often patients got better at bathing
77.7% (Caring Nurses)
72.5% (NV Average)
69% (National Average)

Managing Pain and Treating Symptoms

How often the home health team checked patients for pain
100% (Caring Nurses)
98.8% (NV Average)
98.8% (National Average)
How often the home health team treated their patient's pain
100% (Caring Nurses)
99% (NV Average)
98.6% (National Average)
How often patients had less pain when moving around
81.8% (Caring Nurses)
69.2% (NV Average)
68.5% (National Average)
How often the home health team treated heart failure (weakening of the heart) patients' symptoms
100% (Caring Nurses)
98.9% (NV Average)
98% (National Average)
How often patients' breathing improved
70.5% (Caring Nurses)
69.6% (NV Average)
67.1% (National Average)

Treating Wounds and Preventing Pressure

How often patients' wounds improved or healed after an operation
91.6% (Caring Nurses)
91.1% (NV Average)
89.5% (National Average)
How often the home health team checked patients for the risk of developing pressure sores (bed sores)
100% (Caring Nurses)
98.6% (NV Average)
98.7% (National Average)
How often the home health team included treatments to prevent pressure sores (bed sores) in the plan of care
100% (Caring Nurses)
99.2% (NV Average)
97.9% (National Average)
How often the home health team took doctor-ordered action to prevent pressure sores (bed sores)
100% (Caring Nurses)
98.2% (NV Average)
97% (National Average)

Preventing Harm

How often the home health team began their patients' care in a timely manner
97.5% (Caring Nurses)
90.6% (NV Average)
91.9% (National Average)
How often the home health team taught patients (or their family caregivers) about their drugs
99.6% (Caring Nurses)
95.9% (NV Average)
94.3% (National Average)
How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth
67.2% (Caring Nurses)
59% (NV Average)
54% (National Average)
How often the home health team checked patients' risk of falling
99.9% (Caring Nurses)
99.5% (NV Average)
98.6% (National Average)
How often the home health team checked patients for depression
100% (Caring Nurses)
98.4% (NV Average)
97.8% (National Average)
How often the home health team made sure that their patients have received a flu shot for the current flu season
72.6% (Caring Nurses)
63.2% (NV Average)
70.3% (National Average)
How often the home health team made sure that their patients have received a pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot)
78.6% (Caring Nurses)
66.7% (NV Average)
71.5% (National Average)
For patients with diabetes, how often the home health team got doctor's orders, gave foot care, and taught patients about foot care
100% (Caring Nurses)
96.2% (NV Average)
95.3% (National Average)
2968 E. Russell Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89120
(702) 791-3729
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