Hartford Health Care is an average-sized nursing home located in Hartford, Alabama. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B. A score in this range requires quality marks in most areas. Based on our analysis, you can do much worse than this nursing home. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile was its inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
Hartford Health Care
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
An additional strong feature for this facility is that it was awarded an above average long-term care grade. Indeed, this proved to be its second best category score. In this area, we gave this facility a grade of B+. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 95.80153 percent of its patients. This is a great way to minimize negative health outcomes for the nursing home population. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Turning to the category of nursing care, this facility didn't perform quite as well in this area as some of the categories discussed above. Nevertheless, a grade of B- in this category is by no means a bad score. There are many criteria included in this area. Most of the subcategories relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final area, we awarded this facility a D for short-term care. This was the facility's worst category grade. Sadly, this score pulled down the facility's overall grade a bit. Our short-term care scores are arguably more important for people requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. This means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hartford Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hartford Health Care, 9.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hartford Health Care, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hartford Health Care, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hartford Health Care, 19.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents which were given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hartford Health Care, 23.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hartford Health Care, 1.27% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hartford Health Care, 92.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hartford Health Care, 12.92% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hartford Health Care, 15.91% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Hartford Health Care, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hartford Health Care, 15.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hartford Health Care, 11.46 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Hartford Health Care, 73.73% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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