Home Health Agency Data

PatientCareLink now provides data on individual home healthcare agencies' performance, including timely initiation of care, patient/family medication education, depression assessment, and more.

Hospital Provider

Home healthcare can include a broad range of treatments and services that are provided in a patient's home or residential setting. Home healthcare may be delivered by skilled medical professionals including skilled nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and speech therapists. It can also include skilled non-medical care, such as medical social services or assistance with daily living from a highly qualified home health aide.

PatientCareLink (PCL) provides data about the quality and comprehensiveness of home healthcare offered in Massachusetts. Home health agencies across the Bay State are committed to quality improvement and use PCL data to measure their performance and improve care. This information should be reviewed carefully and used with the other information gathered about home health agencies through agency interviews, as well as references from doctors or other trusted sources.