I recently posted that Medicare now rates home health agencies. This post is about using the Medicare tool to find the 33 home health agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area that received 4, 4.5, or 5 star ratings.
The Medicare home health agency ratings aren’t super-easy to find but, after digging a layer or two down on the Medicare website, they can be discovered. Start at the Medicare home page of “Home Health Compare”:
In the search box, type in “California,” indicating you want to search in the state of CA. On the right side, “Modify your search” by selecting a county, such as San Mateo County.
I also selected that I wanted to “Filter by” those agencies that provide all six services indicated (RN, PT, OT, ST, SW, HHA). Then I clicked on the green button for “Update search results.”
In that search, 73 agencies came up. Unfortunately you can only compare three at a time. I selected three agencies that I’d heard of previously.
If you select the “Quality of patient care” tab, you can see the star ratings.
Local support group member Dell did all the search work for us and compiled a list of 33 agencies in the SF Bay Area with 4, 4.5, or 5 star ratings. Below, I’ve copied Dell’s list.
Wonderfully, local support group member Dell compiled a list of 33 agencies in the Bay Area that have a rating of 4, 4.5, or 5.
(Actually, this list could be longer because a single agency is typically listed in more than one city. For example, I found CVH in San Mateo County while the list below shows them in San Ramon. They have more than one office. Perhaps the cities listed below are their main offices.)
RATING OF 5
INTERIM HEALTHCARE, SAN JOSE
DOMINICAN HOME HEALTH, SANTA CRUZ
ST CLAIRE’S HOME HEALTH, HAYWARD
LIFEGUARD HOME HEALTH, PLEASANTON
ASIAN NETWORK PACIFIC HOME CARE, INC, OAKLAND
RATING OF 4.5
SUNSHINE HOME HEALTH CARE, PLEASANTON
AMERICAN CAREQUEST, SAN FRANCISCO
CVH HOME HEALTH SERVICES, SAN RAMON
PREMIER HOME HEALTH PROVIDERS, SAN JOSE
MERIDIAN HOME HEALTH, NEWARK
TRUEMED, INC, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
CARELINK HOME HEALTH AGENCY, BURLINGAME
FARALLON HOME HEALTH CARE, BURLINGAME
MEDICS CHOICE HOME HEALTH, MILPITAS
QUALITY CLINICIANS CARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, SANTA CLARA
LIFEGUARD HOME HEALTH SOUTHBAY & PENINSULA, MILPITAS
HEALTHFLEX HOME HEALTH SERVICES, OAKLAND
STAFFING HOME CARE, MILLBRAE
ASIAN AMERICAN HOME HEALTH CALIFORNIA, OAKLAND
RATING OF 4
SUTTER VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION AND HOSPICE, SANTA CRUZ
SUTTER VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION, NOVATO
PATHWAYS HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE, SUNNYVALE
ACCENTCARE HOME HEALTH OF CALIFORNIA, SAN RAMON
VN HOME HEALTH CARE, SAN JOSE
PROHEALTH HOME CARE, SAN JOSE
AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE, CAMPBELL
MARE ISLAND HOME HEALTH, VALLEJO
HOME HEALTH ALLIANCE, MILPITAS
ST JAMES HOME HEALTH, SAN JOSE
EMERITUS HOME HEALTH, SAN JOSE
AMITY HOME HEALTH CARE, HAYWARD
SAN BENITO HOME HEALTH CARE, HOLLISTER
INCARE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, SAN FRANCISCO