Contact Information

ALACARE HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE
2970A LORNA ROAD
HOOVER. AL 35209
(205) 979-2659
For-Profit
CMS Certification Number: 011543
Medicare certification date2: June 20, 1995
The is the date the home health agency was certified to participate in the Medicare program.

1 Hospice agencies can be run by private for-profit corporations, non-profit corporations, religious affiliated organizations or government entities. The type of ownership may affect agency resources and how services are organized. Quality can vary in hospice agencies within each of the different types of ownership.

2 Agencies that are Medicare Certified are able to participate in Medicare related programs.


Medicare Hospice Provider Report

In 2016, ALACARE HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE charged a total of $59,329,366 to Medicare for a total of 249,698 hospice care days provided. Of the 3262 Medicare beneficiaries, 619 were enrolled in Medicare Advantage for at least one month and 448 were eligible for Medicaid for at least one month.

The following section provides information on services provided to Medicare beneficiaries by ALACARE HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE. It contains utilization and demographic information for this hospice provider. The report covers only calendar year 2016.

Hospice Care
Cancer patients 910
Dementia 331
Circulatory / Heart Disease 578
Stroke 325
Respiratory Disease 432
Other Primary Diagnosis 686
Hospice patients with 7 or fewer care days 566
Hospice patients with 60 care days 1255
Hospice patients with 180 care days 430
Demographics
Medicare Beneficiaries 3262
Average age 79
Male 1435
Female 1827
White 2721
Black 520
Asian n/a
Hispanic n/a
Other n/a
Site of Service
In Home 2850
Assisted Living Facility 25
Long-term Care 259
Skilled Nursing Facility 25
Inpatient Hospital 98
Inpatient Hospice n/a
Other Facility n/a

Quality of Care

The ratings found here are reported to CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) by each agency using the Hospice Item Set. Higher percentages are better. Some measures may not be available for various reasons such as having less than 20 patients or data being removed by CMS at the request of the agency.

Beliefs/Values Addressed (if desired by the patient) - Patient Preferences

Patients or caregivers who were asked about their beliefs and values at the beginning of hospice care - Patients and caregivers should have the opportunity to discuss their spiritual and religious needs, beliefs and values to help ensure t hese care needs are met.

Score: 99.8%
National score: 95.3%
ALACARE HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE scored better than the national average based on 3104 surveys taken between Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Treatment Preferences - Patient Preferences

Patients or caregivers who were asked about treatment preferences like hospitalization and resuscitation at the beginning of hospice care - Having discussions w3ith hospice staff about the treatments that patients want or don't want helps ensure that patients get the care they want at the end of life.

Score: 100.0%
National score: 98.8%
ALACARE HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE scored better than the national average based on 3104 surveys taken between Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Dyspnea Screening - Managing pain and treating symptoms

Patients who were checked for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care - Shortness of breath is common and often undertreated in hospice patients. It can interfere with patients' routine and can be upsetting for patients and families.

Score: 100.0%
National score: 97.9%
ALACARE HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE scored better than the national average based on 3104 surveys taken between Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Dyspnea Treatment - Managing pain and treating symptoms

Patients who got timely treatment for shortness of breath - Within a day of finding that shortness of breath is a problem, hospice staff should st art treatment. Treatment can be medication, relaxation or breathing exercises.

Score: 99.9%
National score: 95.6%
ALACARE HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE scored better than the national average based on 2051 surveys taken between Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Pain Assessment - Managing pain and treating symptoms

Patients who got a timely and thorough pain assessment when pain was identified as a problem - Within a day of finding that pain is a problem, hospice staff should collect information about the pain, like its location, how long it lasts, and its severity.

Score: 99.3%
National score: 85.5%
ALACARE HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE scored better than the national average based on 1839 surveys taken between Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Pain Screening - Managing pain and treating symptoms

Patients who were checked for pain at the beginning of hospice care - Pain is common and often undertreated for hospice patients. It can interfere with patients' daily activities and can be very distressing for patients and families.

Score: 99.8%
National score: 95.9%
ALACARE HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE scored better than the national average based on 3104 surveys taken between Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Patients treated with an Opioid who are given a bowel regimen - Managing pain and treating symptoms

Patients taking opioid pain medication who were offered care for constipation - Constipation is a side effect of opioid use. Staff can recommend treatment options, like laxatives or fiber, to prevent and treat opioid-related constipation.

Score: 99.8%
National score: 93.8%
ALACARE HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE scored better than the national average based on 898 surveys taken between Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

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