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Heart of America Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+Sep 20: B+Oct 20: B+Jan 21: FFeb 21: FMar 21: FApr 21: DMay 21: DJun 21: DJul 21: DAug 21: DSep 21: DOct 21: DNov 21: DJan 22: BFeb 22: BMar 22: BApr 22: BMay 22: BJun 22: B
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Heart of America Care Center's website

800 Main Avenue South,
Rugby ND 58368

(701) 776-5261

73.72% estimated occupancy 1

Heart of America Care Center is in Rugby, North Dakota. This nursing home proved to be a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. We also want to point out that this place is located in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive healthcare services are available. The best aspect of this facility's impressive profile was its short-term care grade. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Oncology Care
  • Audiology
  • Lymphedema Care

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A

On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home fared well in short-term care. We awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Short-term care grades are generally used to measure a facility's rehabilitation services. To offer highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. There are numerous subcategories within this grade. Most of the factors are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B

In addition, this facility earned a very good inspection report this year as well. It earned one of our better scores in that area with a B. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This facility received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to resident health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Switching gears to our fourth area, we awarded this facility a grade of D for our long-term care category. This is the nursing home's least impressive category rating. Of course, this score hurt the facility's overall grade to some degree. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 91.666664 percent of its residents. This is slightly below what we anticipated but still a decent figure. Surprisingly, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Heart of America Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Heart of America Care Center, 6.25% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents that have had 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 can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Heart of America Care Center, 4.53% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that suffered falls leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Heart of America Care Center, 3.34% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percent of long-term stay patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare different nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Heart of America Care Center, 19.87% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Heart of America Care Center, 18.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In Heart of America Care Center, 5.86% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: C

In Heart of America Care Center, 96.6% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Heart of America Care Center, 15.72% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Heart of America Care Center, 19.34% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Heart of America Care Center, 1.04 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Heart of America Care Center, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.