Six local agencies were included in the Top 100 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of top home care providers in the U.S., as presented by the National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth.
In its seventh year, the review names the top 25% of agencies based on performance measures. In 2012, those measures included quality of care, quality of improvement, patient experience, process measure implementation and financial management. The 2012 HomeCare Elite also names the Top 100 and Top 500 providers nationwide based on overall scores. OCS HomeCare, a product of National Research Corporation, uses publicly available data from Home Health Compare and the CMS Cost Reports to create the HomeCare Elite list of agencies.
Local agencies in the Top 100 included Advanta Home Health Care Inc. in Northbrook, Ill.; Forum Health Care in Northbrook; Human Touch Home Health Inc. in Des Plaines, Ill.; Nurse Experts LLC in Niles, Ill.; Platinum Home Health Care Inc. in Oak Lawn, Ill.; and Progressive Home Health Care in Northbrook.