Medicare Scores Favorable for Crozer-Keystone Home Health
Crozer-Keystone Home Health was notified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that its most recent score for quality of care and patient experience was four stars out of five, which is above the average of home health agencies measured across the country.
Among Crozer-Keystone Home Health’s highest scores were management of oral medications, bed transferring and improvement in dyspnea (shortness of breath).
“With a trend in health care now favoring outpatient and care at home, making sure our home health services provide excellent experiences and outcomes is a priority,” said Crozer-Keystone CEO, Sharif Omar. “We’ve developed a full continuum of care that takes place in our patients’ homes, knowing they need our expertise there as much as they need it in our hospitals.”
In addition to skilled nursing and rehabilitative therapies, Crozer-Keystone Home Health provides medical social services, pain management, wound care and ostomy assistance. The agency’s Mother-Baby Connection program provides support for recently discharged mothers and their infants, including lactation-certified nurses. The Support Care program is specialized for more complex home care needs such as pain or chemotherapy symptom management. And in-home hospice lends support for terminally ill people and their loved ones, encouraging the continuation of a meaningful life in the presence of a life-limiting illness.
Crozer-Keystone Home Health works in cooperation with patients’ physicians, to formulate an individualized plan for care. For more information, call 610-284-0700 or visit https://www.crozerkeystone.org/services/home-health/