Interim HealthCare receives deficiency-free rating

Photo Provided INTERIM HEALTHCARE of Bridgeport recently received a defiency-free rating during its tri-annual Medicare survey. Shown here is the Interim team. Front row, from left, are Jeannie Gilson, Ann Ricker, Andrea Stillion, Janet Chillog-Berher and Karen Craig; and back row, from left, Kayla Graham, Jill Eshler, Sara McCarthy, Erika Lovejoy, Jenn Means, Kim Smith and Rhonda Roach.

BRIDGEPORT — Interim HealthCare of Bridgeport, an in-home health care services care provider, recently achieved one of the highest designations of quality and services.

The agency received a defiency-free rating in the tri-annual Medicare survey by the Ohio Department of Health.

The rigorous survey was conducted over a one-week period to ensure that home health service providers are meeting all requirements to maintain quality patient care.

The visits are unannounced and a thorough review of quality, safety and performance isses are conducted as well as review of administrative and clinical procedures, patient medication management, and employee personnel files.

In addition, surveyors visit patient homes with the clinicians and carefully observe all operations throughout the agency.

“It’s not every day that an agency receives a deficiency-free survey. I congratulate our entire team and their contributions to this achievement,” said Andrea Stillion, administrator for Interim HealthCare of Bridgeport.

As health regulations become more and more strict, it is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve a deficiency-free rating. These surveys are an excellent tool for prospective patients and clients in the Bridgeport and surrounding areas to make informed decisions about their home health care.

Interim HealthCare of Bridgeport serves Belmont, Jefferson and Harrison counties in Ohio. The company has consistently provided exceptional in-home care services (nursing, therapy, private duty nursing and aides, home infusion, homemakers, companions, sitter services, facility staffing) to patients in the comfort of their home. The agency is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.