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Prestigious 2016 HHCAHSP Recipient

April 28th, 2017

Pointe Coupee Homebound Health Named as Prestigious 2016 HHCAHPS HONORS Recipient

Pointe Coupee Homebound Health has been named a 2016 HHCAHPS Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, and advanced analytics. HHCAHPS Honors is a prestigious award recognizing home health agencies that continuously provide quality care as measured from the patient’s point of view. It acknowledges the highest performing agencies by analyzing the performance of Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) satisfaction measures.

“Pointe Coupee Homebound Health is an agency which prides itself on providing compassionate, expert home health care to the residents of its local communities. Our home health care staff of nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and home care aids provide care second to none with that personal, hometown touch”, states Jeanine Thibodeaux, RN, Agency Administrator.

Developed by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, HHCAHPS Honors acknowledges the highest performing agencies by first analyzing performance on Question 25 – Willingness to Recommend as a qualifier and then analyzing performance on 18 other questions that comprise the publicly reported measures over a twelve-month period. HHCAHPS Honors recipients include those agencies scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Average on at least 85% of the evaluated questions. HEALTHCAREfirst holds a special recognition, HHCAHPS Honors Elite, to honor home health agencies scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Average on 100% of the evaluated questions.

“We are honored to be partnered with these top-performing home health agencies who are dedicated to providing quality patient care. HHCAHPS Honors defines a standard of excellence in the home health patient experience,” said Bobby Robertson, President and CEO of HEALTHCAREfirst.

“Pointe Coupee Homebound Health was established 32 years ago by the Pointe Coupee Health Services District to meet the home health care needs of the surrounding communities”, states Brenda Goode, RN, Director of Nurses.

Pointe Coupee Homebound Health is a home health care provider located in New Roads, LA. Pointe Coupee Homebound Health has been serving the local residents since 1984 and is dedicated to meeting the home care needs its community. For more information about the services and service areas of Pointe Coupee Homebound Health call (225) 638-5717.

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2016 Dr. Robert N. Helm Fund Scholarship Winner Announced

December 13th, 2016

The Dr. Robert N. Helm Fund Scholarship was created in honor of a great local physician, Dr. Robert Helm, in appreciation for his dedication and commitment to this local community. Dr. Helm has retired from his private practice but continues to work as the medical director for Pointe Coupee Home Health and Hospice.
The Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior of a Pointe Coupee Parish school who is enrolled in a college or technical school with the intentions of obtaining an occupation in the medical field.
Several local students from the three parish high schools submitted their scholarship application and applicants were carefully considered.
The selection committee proudly awarded the 2nd annual Dr. Robert N. Helm Scholarship to Tyrianna Carter, 2016 graduate of Livonia High School. Congratulations to Tyrianna on behalf of Dr. Helm and the Dr. Robert N. Helm Scholarship Committee. Best of luck to a very special young lady.

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Blanche Jewell named 2016 LMHPCO’s Heart of Hospice Award Winner

August 22nd, 2016

Blanche Jewell, Pointe Coupee Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, has been named the 2016 LMHPCO’s Heart of Hospice Award Winner! On July 28, 2016 during the annual LMHPCO Conference at the Loews Hotel in New Orleans the winners were presented with the award and recognized. Jenny Settoon, LCSW for Pointe Coupee Hospice, introduced Blanche to the audience that included invited guests of Blanche- family, friends and co-workers.The Heart of Hospice is an annual award presented by the Louisiana-Mississippi Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (LMHPCO). The recipient of this award is a hospice team member from each of the two states who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in hospice and end-of-life care. The individual’s history and relationship to hospice care, accomplishments, and contributions that go above and beyond everyday job duties are considered when choosing the award winner.

Individuals who have experience in hospice understand that being a hospice care provider is more than just a job. It requires a level of dedication and commitment to excellence that only a few can master. They do their jobs often unrecognized and with only the personal satisfaction that comes from making a tremendous difference in the lives of patients and families at the most difficult time. The Heart of Hospice award is a way that fellow hospice providers can showcase an individual who has made an outstanding commitment to the care of patients with terminal illnesses. Blanche Jewell is truly the Heart of Hospice.

Blanche is the third Pointe Coupee Hospice employee to receive this prestigious award.  In 2010 the award was presented to volunteer, Cindy Gaspard and her dog Wrinkles and in 2013 to the late Dr. Robert N. Helm. Dr. Helm was the agency medical director and hospice physician, as well as, a Pointe Coupee Hospice volunteer.

Congratulations to Blanche! During her acceptance speech, Blanche told the audience, “Hospice is about living”. She is a true gift to everyone she interacts with.

Becky Pardue Mississippi Winner and Blanche Jewell Louisiana Winner

Becky Pardue Mississippi Winner and Blanche Jewell Louisiana Winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pointe Coupee Homebound Health Named 2015 HHCAHPS Honors Recipient

November 17th, 2015

Pointe Coupee Homebound Health Named as Prestigious 2015 HHCAHPS HONORS Recipient

Pointe Coupee Homebound Health has been named a 2015 HHCAHPS Honors recipient by Deyta Analytics. HHCAHPS Honors is a prestigious award recognizing home health agencies that continuously provide quality care as measured from the patient’s point of view.

Deyta Analytics used the Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) survey results from partnering home health agencies contained in its HHCAHPS database with an evaluation period of April 2014 through March 2015. Deyta Analytics identified HHCAHPS Honors recipients by evaluating performance on a set of nineteen satisfaction indicator measures; omitting qualifying, leader, and demographic questions. HHCAHPS Honors recipients include those agencies scoring above the Deyta National Average on at least eighty-five percent, or seventeen, of the evaluated questions. Deyta holds a special recognition, HHCAHPS Honors Elite, to honor home health agencies scoring above the Deyta National Average on one hundred percent, or all nineteen, of the evaluated questions.

“Pointe Coupee Homebound Health is an agency which prides itself on providing compassionate, expert home health care to the residents of its local communities. Our home health care staff of nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and home care aids provide care second to none with that personal, hometown touch”, states Jeanine Thibodeaux, RN, Agency Administrator.

Pointe Coupee Homebound Health is a local, parish owned agency in New Roads, LA. and is the only home health agency located in New Roads. Pointe Coupee Homebound Health accepts referrals from local and out of town physicians and facilities and accepts Medicare and most private insurances.

“Pointe Coupee Homebound Health was established over 30 years ago by the Pointe Coupee Health Services District to meet the home health care needs of the surrounding communities, encompassing a 50 miles radius”, states Brenda Goode, RN, Director of Nurses. In 2001 Pointe Coupee Hospice was established servicing the same area.

 

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Pointe Coupee Home Health Named as Prestigious 2014 Home Health HONORS Recipient

November 28th, 2014

Pointe Coupee Homebound Health has been named a 2014 HHCAHPS Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing home health agencies that continuously provide quality care as measured from the patient’s point of view.

Established by Deyta, this prestigious annual honor recognizes home health agencies that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as measured from the patient’s point of view.

Deyta used the Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) survey results from more than 1,800 partnering home health agencies contained in its HHCAHPS database with an evaluation period of April 2013 through March 2014. Deyta identified HHCAHPS Honors recipients by evaluating performance on a set of nineteen satisfaction indicator measures; omitting qualifying, leader, and demographic questions. HHCAHPS Honors recipients include those agencies scoring above the Deyta National Average on at least eighty-five percent, or seventeen, of the evaluated questions. Deyta holds a special recognition, HHCAHPS Honors Elite, to honor home health agencies scoring above the Deyta National Average on one hundred percent, or all nineteen, of the evaluated questions.

“HHCAHPS Honors recognizes agencies who work hard and are dedicated to delivering quality care, and it shows in their patient satisfaction scores. We are honored to be partnered with these top performers,” said Kevin Porter, President and CEO of Deyta.

Jeanine Thibodeaux, RN, Agency Administrator credits the entire home health staff for their dedication to meeting the needs of the home health patients of our community with such high standards. Thibodeaux said, “Our home health team led by the agency director, Brenda Goode, accepts this honor humbly and is grateful for the recognition”

 

Pointe Coupee Homebound Health Services is currently celebrating its 30th year of providing care to this community. Pointe Coupee Homebound Health Services is a local home health care provider which was created in 1984 by the Pointe Coupee Hospital Service District with the intent of meeting the home health care needs of the parish of Pointe Coupee as well as surrounding parishes. The home health agency is utilized by not only local medical providers and facilities but also by providers in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Zachary, Opelousas, Alexandria, Lafayette and other areas including out of state facilities.

 

Pointe Coupee Homebound Health is located at 350 Hospital Road in New Roads. Information regarding the services of the agency can be obtained by calling (225) 638-5717 or visiting their website www.pchhh.org.

 

Deyta, LLC partners with thousands of hospice, home health, and healthcare organizations, Deyta simplifies data-driven management, enabling our clients to overcome the mountains of data that cloud good judgment. With Deyta’s High Definition Success Guidance solutions and services, healthcare leaders make proactive decisions that strengthen financial performance, improve operational efficiency, assure CMS compliance, and provide better patient care.

 

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You Have the Right to Choose Your Home Health Care or Hospice Service Provider.

January 3rd, 2011

Often times because we live in such small towns we find ourselves seeking medical treatment, surgery, or other health care needs in larger hospitals in large towns and cities.  It is important for you to be aware that  upon discharge if you are  told that you need home health or hospice care there is a federal law that guarantees you the  right to choose the home care or hospice provider that you may prefer to  provide care for you in your home. This is a very important health care right and there are many health care providers to choose from including choosing your local provider.  When you are discharged from a hospital, nursing home or rehabilitation hospital the discharge planner should work with you and your family to understand your needs and preferences.  Any home health or hospice agency can work with any physician ordering the services, the choice of which agency is up to you.

Pointe Coupee Homebound Health Services and Pointe Coupee Hospice both have many years of experience in the wide spectrum of home health and hospice services.  We have worked with both local physicians as well as physicians in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, even as far as New Orleans and other larger towns and cities.

If you have questions or need information on how to contact Pointe Coupee Homebound Health Services or Pointe Coupee Hospice to provide the services ordered by your physician call us at (225) 638-5717 or email homebound@eatel.net. We can be found on the internet at www.pchhh.org.

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June 29th, 2010

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