Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Are all home care agencies the same - part 3?

It's a great challenge that many of us face: keeping straight all of our prescription medications.  For the home bound, who are often frail and elderly, this challenge is even greater... and more important as mistakes can have troubling consequences.  Home health clinicians actively assist and teach their patients how to manage this vital task.  As a result, all Medicare certified agencies track the measurable progress their patients make in this regard.  The above graph shows how the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston (dark blue line) fares compared to Massachusetts (green line) and U.S. (red line) averages.  As indicated, and dramatically so, our patients improve at a substantially higher rate than do patients of other agencies.  Again, this is compelling evidence that not all home health agencies are the same!

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