Massachusetts sets regional pace on HomeCare Elite list

Massachusetts led all states in’s New England region with 22 home care agencies recognized as part of the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of top home care providers in the U.S., as presented by the National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth.

In its seventh year, the review names the top 25% of agencies based on performance measures. In 2012, those performance measures included quality of care, quality of improvement, patient experience, process measure implementation and financial management.

The 2012 HomeCare Elite also names Top 100 and Top 500 providers nationwide based on an overall score.

In Massachusetts, nine agencies achieved Top 500 designation nationally.

Connecticut had 21 home care providers named to the list, with three earning Top 100 recognition — Farmington Valley VNA in Simsbury, Home Care Plus, Inc., in Milford, and Ledyard (Conn.) Regional Visiting Nurse Agency.

Five agencies in Rhode Island and four in New Hampshire also made the HomeCare Elite list.

OCS HomeCare, a product of National Research Corporation, uses publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Home Health Compare and the CMS cost reports to create the HomeCare Elite list of agencies.

SEE A NATIONAL LIST of winners at New England regional honorees
Home care providers from the New England region that were recognized as part of the 2012 HomeCare Elite list included the following:

• Bayada Nurses, Inc., Norwalk
• Bristol Hospital Home Care Agency, Plainville
• Farmington Valley VNA, Simsbury – **
• Gentiva Health Services, Trumbull
• Gentiva Health Services, Farmington
• Greater Bristol VNA
• Home Care Plus, Inc., Milford – **
• Interim Healthcare of Eastern CT, Norwich
• Interim Healthcare of Hartford, Farmington
• KeepMeHome, Berlin
• Ledyard Regional Visiting Nurse Agency – **
• Orange Visiting Nurse Association – *
• Stratford VNA
• Visiting Nurse & Health Services of Connecticut, Vernon
• Visiting Nurse Services of CT, Bridgeport
• VNA Community Healthcare, Inc., Guilford
• VNA East, Inc., Mansfield Center
• VNA of Central Connecticut, Inc., New Britain
• VNA of Ridgefield, Inc.
• VNA of Southeastern CT, Inc., Waterford
• Welcome Home Care, LLC, North Haven

• ABP Best Home Care Agency, Inc., Allston
• Acton Public Health Nursing SE – *
• Angels at Home Healthcare, Newburyport
• Chicopee VNA – *
• Community Nurse & Hospice Care, Fairhaven
• Community Visiting Nurse Agency, Inc., Attleboro – *
• Emerson Hospital, Home Care Program, Maynard
• Family Care Extended, Inc., Needham
• Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Inc., Malden
• International Health Solutions, Springfield
• International Health Solutions, Lawrence
• Life Care at Home, East Taunton
• Metrowest Homecare, Framingham
• Natick Visiting Nurse Association
• Noble Visiting Nurse, Westfield
• Northeast Homecare, Beverly – *
• NVNA and Hospice, Norwell – *
• Partners Healthcare at Home – Home Care, Waltham
• South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Braintree – *
• Visiting Nurse Comm. Health, Inc., Arlington
• VNA of Middlesex East, Wakefield
• VNA of Southern Worcester County, Webster

New Hampshire
• Homemakers Health Services, Rochester
• NE Rehab Hosp. Home Care Services, Salem – *
• Wentworth Home Care & Hospice, Dover – *
• Your VNA, Rochester – *

Rhode Island
• Amedisys Home Health Care, Providence – *
• VNA of Care New England, Warwick
• VNA of Rhode Island, Warwick
• VNS Home Health Services, Narragansett
• VNS of Newport & Bristol Counties, Inc., Portsmouth

** — denotes Top 100 recognition
* — denotes Top 500 recognition


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