With an address in Decatur, Texas, Heritage Place of Decatur is one of just a few available facilities in this city. This is a subpar nursing home, with an overall grade of D. Unfortunately, this grade was right in line with the city grade in Decatur, which is also very poor. This facility's only redeeming quality is its inspection score, which you can find additional information on below.
Heritage Place of Decatur
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Oncology Care
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this facility's overall grade, it received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an A. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. It is typically best to avoid nursing homes that have a long list of severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this facility only received a grade of D for its long-term care grade, which was actually one of its higher category scores. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care scores. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinated 99.25926 percent of its residents against pneumonia. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home. Sadly, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
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Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, this facility only earned a grade of D for its short-term care grade, which is not one of our better scores. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to assess a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to provide highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Considering its weak score in this area, we were not shocked to find that this nursing home offers substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most nursing homes. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home. This was well below the national average.
Moving on to our next area, this facility really did not fare very well here either. Due to a very poor grade of F in nursing, this is about as bad as it gets. Our nursing score is based on numerous subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Place of Decatur Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Place of Decatur, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Place of Decatur, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that experienced falls which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Place of Decatur, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Place of Decatur, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Place of Decatur, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Place of Decatur, 4.81% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Place of Decatur, 94.64% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Place of Decatur, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Place of Decatur, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.
In Heritage Place of Decatur, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Place of Decatur, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Place of Decatur, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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