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About 1st Choice Home Health Care

1st Choice Home Health Care is a Medicare Certified agency, offering highly skilled nursing services and therapy services to clients in the Central Kenai Peninsula. 1st Choice Home Health Care follows a customized plan of care, tailored to each clients needs, under the physician's direction and provides care in the clients home. Families faced with health challenges, trying to honor their loved ones wishes to remain independent at home, will appreciate the services of 1st Choice Home Health Care, Inc.

1st Choice Home Health Care serves the Central Kenai Peninsula which includes Soldotna, Kenai, Nikiski, Sterling, Cooper Landing, Clam Gulch, Ninilchik and Anchor Point. Our skilled nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists, along with home health aides and medical social worker provide you individualized care under the direction of your physician. We should be your first choice for home health care!

1st Choice Home Health Care, Inc. can provide clients with the ability to recuperate at home from an illness or injury, avoiding long stays in the hospital, nursing home or rehabilitation center.

All of our home care services are managed by a Registered Nurse Case Manager. Case Managers are skilled in evaluating the individual clinical, physical, emotional and social needs of each client.

Case Managers assume responsibility for coordination of client records in the home and the office. They also coordinate client cares with the family, other caregivers and community resources. The various types of services include:

Skilled Nursing
Therapies (Physical, Speech & Occupational)
Home Health Aide
Medical Social Worker

1st Choice Home Health Care Services and Certifications

  •   Nursing Care
  •   Physical Therapy
  •   Occupational Therapy
  •   Speech Pathology
  •   Medical Social
  •   Home Health Aid
  •   Private Duty Home Care
  •   State Home Care Member-Organization that Represents Hospice and/or Home Care Agencies
  •   State Licensed Agency
  •   Home Care
  •   Medicare

Medicare Evaluation of the Quality of Care

The quality of care given at 1st Choice Home Health Care is periodically evaluated by Medicare. The results of the most recent evaluation period are listed below to help you compare home care agencies in your area. More Info

Among patients with a recent hospital stay, the number of patients at this agency that were re-admitted to the hospital was the same as expected and the number that went to the ER without being re-admitted was worse than expected.

Quality of Care:
This
Agency

AK
Begins Patient Care in Timely Manner:

63%

81%
Teaches Patients or Family About their Drugs:

97%

89%
Checks Patients Risk of Falling:

100%

99%
Checks Patient For Depression:

99%

93%
Checks on Patients Flu Shot:

47%

63%
Checks on Patients Pneumonia Shot:

52%

71%
Foot Care For Diabetes Patients:

100%

97%
Checks Patients For Pain:

93%

97%
Treats Patients Pain:

100%

97%
Treats Heart Failure Symptoms:n/a *

98%
Took Doctor Ordered Action to Prevent Bed Sores:

100%

96%
This
Agency

AK
Included Treatments to Prevent Bed Sores:

99%

93%
Checked Patients For the Risk of Bed Sores:

100%

99%
How Often Patients Improved Walking:

62%

54%
How Often Patients Improved Getting Out of Bed:

56%

48%
How Often Patients Improved Bathing:

60%

58%
How Often Patients Had Less Pain Moving Around:

38%

53%
How Often Patients Breathing Improved:

67%

0%
How Often Patients Wounds Healed After Operation:n/a *

80%
How Often Patients Improved Taking Medication by Mouth:

51%

42%
How Often Patients Had to be Admitted to the Hospital:

15%

14%
How Often Patients Needed Urgent Care From the ER:

21%

18%
* The number of patient episodes for this measure is too small to report.

Reviews from Patient Surveys

These 1st Choice Home Health Care reviews tell you the opinions of the patients receiving care from agencies that are Medicare-certified. Every participant took the same survey so it is a useful way to compare 1st Choice Home Health Care to other home care agencies. More Info

Patient Surveys:
This
Agency

AK
Home Health Team Gave Care in a Professional Way:

89% *

91%
Communicated Well With them:

89% *

88%
Discussed Medicines Pain & Home Safety:

81% *

86%
Gave their Home Health Agency a Rating of 9 or 10:

86% *

79%
This
Agency

AK
Would Recommend the Home Health Agency to Friends & Family:

70% *

79%
Completed Surveys:49 *533
Response Rate:

30% *

23%
* Fewer than 100 patients completed the survey. Use the scores shown, if any, with caution as the number of surveys may be too low to accurately tell how an agency is doing.

Cities Served by 1st Choice Home Health Care

1st Choice Home Health Care serves ZIP codes that encompass all or part of each of the cities listed below.

Clam Gulch, AK
Cooper Landing, AK
Kasilof, AK
Kenai, AK
Nikiski, AK
Ninilchik, AK
Soldotna, AK
Sterling, AK