Hearthstone of Northern Nevada

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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1950 Baring Blvd,
Sparks NV 89434

(775) 626-2224

88.48% estimated occupancy 1

Located in Sparks, Nevada, Hearthstone of Northern Nevada is one of just two nursing homes in the area. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is one of our more impressive grades. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the country. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card is its nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. The nursing grade weighs many datapoints, however, the paramount consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 2.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Nevada in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning patients at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Compounding its high-end assessments in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a score of A- for our short-term care rating. Short-term care grades are generally used to gauge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To offer highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature higher levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The last statistic we assessed in this category is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. This place performed as well as just about any nursing home in Nevada in this metric with 57.3 percent of its residents returning home. For most facilities, less than half of their short-term residents return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we awarded them one of our stronger scores in our long-term care category as well, with a B+. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 96.7033 percent of its patients, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 1.68 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.

Facility Inspections

Grade: B-plus

Next we looked at the area of inspections. This facility received a very impressive score in this area. In that category, we awarded this facility a score of B+. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. While this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Hearthstone of Northern Nevada Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 10.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 1.81% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients which have experienced falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 13.17% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who were given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 17.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 3.16% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could be an indicator worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 77.27% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 14.56% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 22.61% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 1.18 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 22.61 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 9.79 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 68.53% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Northern Nevada Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.2 miles away2375 E Prater Way Sparks Nevada 89434Proprietary(775) 331-7000
  • Renown Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.28 miles away1155 Mill Street Reno Nevada 89502Voluntary non-profit - Private(775) 982-4100
  • Saint Mary's Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.17 miles away235 W 6th St Reno Nevada 89503Voluntary non-profit - Private(775) 770-3000
  • Renown South Meadows Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.9 miles away10101 Double R Blvd Reno Nevada 89521Voluntary non-profit - Private(775) 982-7063

Nearby Dialysis

  • Liberty Dialysis - Sparks (Fmc)2.55 miles away5915 S Los Altos Pkwy Sparks Nevada 89436Dialysis Stations: 18 (775) 200-0108
  • Sparks Dialysis (Dva)3.95 miles away4860 Vista Blvd Ste 100 Sparks Nevada 89436CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (775) 359-5432
  • Reno Dialysis Center (Dva)5.06 miles away1500 E 2nd St Ste 101 Reno Nevada 89502CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 27 (775) 329-2100
  • Sierra Rose Dialysis Center (Dva)7.53 miles away685 Sierra Rose Dr Reno Nevada 89511Dialysis Stations: 19 (775) 829-6580
  • Liberty Dialysis - Reno Home Dialysis7.64 miles away601 Sierra Rose Dr Ste 201 Reno Nevada 89511Dialysis Stations: 2 (775) 829-9961
  • Liberty Dialysis - South Reno7.64 miles away601 Sierra Rose Dr Ste 101 Reno Nevada 89511Dialysis Stations: 16 (775) 624-8055
  • South Meadows Dialysis (Dva)8.19 miles away10085 Double R Blvd Ste 160 Reno Nevada 89521CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (775) 852-4200
  • Liberty Dialysis - Northwest Reno9.57 miles away6144 Mae Anne Ave Reno Nevada 89523Dialysis Stations: 20 (775) 747-1100

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