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The Independence Center

729 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-4041
(719) 471-8181
Fax: (719) 471-9322
Services Offered:
Home Health Care, Home Care
The Independence Center serves Pueblo, CO, Park County, CO, Lincoln County, CO, Douglas County, CO, El Paso County, CO and more...
  • General Information
  • Home Health Care
  • Licenses
  • General Information
  • Description
    About My Business
    The Independence Center provides medical and non medical care. We offer a consumer directed program administered by Colorado Medicaid under the EBD and Children's HCBS waivers. For skilled services we offer RN, PT, OT and CNA care. All care is provided in our residence at the hours you request. We have hired many family members to provide care, and we have a wide variety of field staff to meet your needs.
    Fees And Payment Sources Accepted
    Medicare,Medicaid, private insurance, self pay
    Languages Spoken by Staff
    English
    Sign Language
    Spanish
    Non-Profit
    Agency or Registry
  • Home Health Care
  • General
    Type of Ownership
    Private
    Date first approved to provide Medicare services : 9/13/1993
    Quality of Patient Care
    The Independence Center exceeds average state scores in 5 of 22 areas.
    The Independence Center exceeds average region scores in 5 of 22 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    How often the home health team began their patients’ care in a timely manner
     
     
     
     
    89%
    90.69%
    89.36%
    How often the home health team taught patients (or their family caregivers) about their drugs
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    85.76%
    89%
    How often the home health team checked patients’ risk of falling
     
     
     
     
    97%
    98.38%
    98.64%
    How often the home health team checked patients for depression
     
     
     
     
    100%
    94.03%
    96%
    How often the home health team determined whether patients received a flu shot for the current flu season
     
     
     
     
    79%
    75.04%
    71.64%
    How often the home health team determined whether their patients received a pneumococcal vaccine (pneumonia shot)
     
     
     
     
    81%
    72.33%
    67.21%
    With diabetes, how often the home health team got doctor’s orders, gave foot care, and taught patients about foot care
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    89.61%
    93.67%
    How often the home health team checked patients for pain
     
     
     
     
    100%
    96.95%
    97.5%
    How often the home health team treated their patients’ pain
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    97.54%
    97.85%
    How often the home health team treated heart failure (weakening of the heart) patients’ symptoms
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    97.32%
    95.75%
    How often the home health team took doctor-ordered action to prevent pressure sores (bed sores)
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    93.57%
    94.23%
    How often the home health team included treatments to prevent pressure sores (bed sores) in the plan of care
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    94.17%
    94.46%
    How often the home health team checked patients for the risk of developing pressure sores (bed sores)
     
     
     
     
    100%
    96.63%
    98.14%
    How often patients got better at walking or moving around
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    57.8%
    59.62%
    How often patients got better at getting in and out of bed
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    56.61%
    58.23%
    How often patients got better at bathing
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    67.2%
    66.62%
    How often patients had less pain when moving around
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    62.91%
    59.08%
    How often patients’ breathing improved
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    67.14%
    68.42%
    How often patients’ wounds improved or healed after an operation
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    89.6%
    85.38%
    How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth
     
     
     
     
    Not Available
    47.34%
    51.46%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Patient Survey Results
    The Independence Center exceeds average state scores in 0 of 5 areas.
    The Independence Center exceeds average region scores in 0 of 5 areas.
    Provider Score
    State Average
    Region Average
    Measure
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Percent of patients who reported that their home health team gave care in a professional way
     
     
     
     
    78%
    88.05%
    85.62%
    Percent of patients who reported that their home health team communicated well with them
     
     
     
     
    70%
    84.24%
    82.92%
    Percent of patients who reported that their home health team discussed medicines, pain, and home safety with them
     
     
     
     
    67%
    82.43%
    80.85%
    Percent of patients who gave their home health agency a rating of 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest)
     
     
     
     
    72%
    82.6%
    80.31%
    Percent of patients who reported YES, they would definitely recommend the home health agency to friends and family
     
     
     
     
    60%
    76.95%
    76.23%
    0%
    20%
    40%
    60%
    80%
    100%
    Additional Quality Measures available on Medicare.gov
    Licenses
    Medicare
    Issued by Medicare
    CO Home Care (Class B)
    Issued by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
    CO Home Health Agency - Class A
    Issued by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
    US DHHS Home Health Care
    License No. 067212
    Issued by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
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