Health Related Home Care (HRHC) was recently recognized as one of only 27 agencies nationwide that has achieved 5-star quality ratings by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) each quarter since July 2015 according to Home Health Line, an online magazine published by Decision Health. There are more than 13,000 home health agencies across the nation. HRHC is also the only agency in South Carolina to maintain this status during the three-year period.
Home Health agencies are evaluated on nine process and outcome quality measures that are reported to CMS. Reporting areas include timeliness of the patient receiving care, medication education, improvement in the patient’s level of pain and ability to move and reduction in admissions of the patient to the hospital.
“We are very proud of our home health staff who strive every day to provide high quality care to the patients they serve,” said Dean Turner, CEO of Abbeville Area Medical Center, HRHC’s parent organization. “It is their commitment to excellence that enables Health Related Home Care to achieve consistent recognition as a 5-Star agency.”
HRHC has locations in Abbeville and Greenwood that serve nine counties including McCormick, Edgefield, Laurens, Saluda, Greenville, Anderson and Newberry. The agency offers a full range of home health services including physical, occupational, and speech therapies, skilled nursing, aides, medical social work and Lifeline medical alert. HRHC is also one of few area agencies that has a Respiratory Therapist on staff to assist patients with COPD, congestive heart failure (CHF) or recovery from respiratory illnesses. State-of-the-art home telemonitoring services are also offered that allow patients to video chat in “real time” with their nurse when needed.
If you or someone you know may benefit from home care, please contact 1-800-HOMECARE.