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Quality of Patient Care Star Rating: 3.5/5
The quality of patient care star rating summarizes 8 of the 23 quality measures reported on Home Health Compare. It provides a single indicator of an agency’s performance compared to other agencies. Across the country, most agencies fall "in the middle" with 3 or 3½ stars.

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Patient Survey Summary Star Rating: 5/5
These survey results tell you what patients said about their recent home health care experiences. You can compare home health agencies because everyone answered the same survey questions. 

Number of Surveys Completed: 135
Survey Response Rate: 44%

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Managing Daily Activities

How often patients got better at walking or moving around. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 70.1%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 73.4%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 74.8%

How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 61.3%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 73.3%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 73.7%

How often patients got better at bathing. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 78.6%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 74.9%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 77.3%

Managing Pain & Treating Symptoms

How often patients had less pain when moving around. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 76.8%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 75.9%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 77.9%

How often patients’ breathing improved. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 84.7%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 75.5%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 77.1%

How often patients’ wounds improved or healed after an operation. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 95.2%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 90.8%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 91.0%

Preventing Harm

How often the home health team began their patients’ care in a timely manner. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 96.3%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 93.0%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 94.1%

How often the home health team taught patients (or their family caregivers) about their drugs. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 99.8%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 98.3%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 98.1%

How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 51.0%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 65.1%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 65.8%

How often the home health team checked patients’ risk of falling. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 100.0%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 99.6%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 99.6%

How often the home health team checked patients for depression. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 99.8%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 97.8%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 97.7%

How often the home health team made sure that their patients have received a flu shot for the current flu season. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 73.4%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 76.8%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 78.3%

How often the home health team made sure that their patients have received a pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot). Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 79.8%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 81.1%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 81.2%

For patients with diabetes, how often the home health team got doctor’s orders, gave foot care, and taught patients about foot care. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 91.4%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 97.0%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 97.6%

Preventing Unplanned Hospital Care

How often home health patients had to be admitted to the hospital. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 20.4%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 15.8%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 15.8%

How often patients receiving home health care needed any urgent, unplanned care in the hospital emergency room – without being admitted to the hospital. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 14.1%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 13.8%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 13.0%

Patient Surveys

How often the home health team gave care in a professional way. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 92%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 87%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 88%

How well did the home health team communicate with patients. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 90%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 85%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 85%

Did the home health team discuss medicines, pain, and home safety with patients. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 84%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 82%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 83%

How do patients rate the overall care from the home health agency. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 92%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 83%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 84%

Would patients recommend the home health agency to friends and family. Higher percentages are better.

DeKalb Health - 87%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the State - 76%

Avg of all Hospitals Reporting in the Nation - 78%

Note: Should the scores on the Quality Indicators be 100 percent all the time? This is the goal strived for and many times achieved. However, at times it is important not to be 100 percent. For instance, if a person is allergic to the recommended antibiotic, one should not be given it. Another example is after discussing benefits, risks, and alternatives with the patient, the patient decides not to receive the recommended medicine or treatment. These examples would be reflected as a score lower than 100 percent.

Data collected from 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 (Quality of Patient Care - Reported Quarterly: April, July, October, December), 04/01/2017 - 3/31/2018 (Patient Surveys - Reported Annually: September). 

Last updated 10/30/2018.