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
Heart of America Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
800 Main Avenue South,
Rugby ND 58368
68.37% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Oncology Care
- Lymphedema Care
Top Nursing Home in North Dakota Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
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.
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.
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In addition, this facility also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. We gave it an impressive grade of B+ for that category, which is among our best scores. 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
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 90.07633 percent of its residents. This is significantly below what we were hoping for. To our surprise, this facility actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 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.
Heart of America Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heart of America Care Center, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heart of America Care Center, 4.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can limit the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heart of America Care Center, 3.36% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who had a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heart of America Care Center, 19.9% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heart of America Care Center, 18.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heart of America Care Center, 5.76% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Higher rates of depression may indicate a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heart of America Care Center, 96.66% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heart of America Care Center, 15.94% 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. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heart of America Care Center, 17.76% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Heart of America Care Center, 1.14 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heart of America Care Center, 17.76 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
- Heart of America Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away800 S Main Ave Rugby North Dakota 58368Voluntary non-profit - Private(701) 776-5261