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Hearthstone of Northern Nevada

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: D
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Hearthstone of Northern Nevada's website

1950 Baring Blvd,
Sparks NV 89434

(775) 626-2224

86.4% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Hearthstone of Northern Nevada has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Hearthstone of Northern Nevada is a large nursing home located in Sparks, Nevada. This isn't a very good facility with a D overall grade. Unfortunately, this grade is right in line with the city grade in Sparks. Based on our analysis, this place may not be the best fit for most prospective residents. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection grades are discussed 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
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

Although we did not rate this nursing home well overall, we want to point out its decent inspections in recent years. We awarded it a somewhat respectable grade of B- in that category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Lastly, this facility was flagged by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. We prefer to avoid facilities with this designation. Please do your best to find an alternative nursing home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of B- for that category, which is not a bad score. In computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we assess the amount of time nurses are with residents and the level of licensure of the nurses. This facility averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is well below average. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The third category we analyzed is short-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a B- in this area. Short-term care grades are crucial for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing. This includes a wide range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The more important thing is determining what bearing this had on quality of care. The final metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 4.9 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to the final category, this facility was awarded a B- for long-term care, which we consider to be a decent grade. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinated 96.782845 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Hearthstone of Northern Nevada Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 9.74% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that suffered from pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 1.97% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 2.27% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 13.51% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 17.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 2.99% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may imply a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 76.92% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines indispensable.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 15.13% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a resident's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 21.2% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 1.21 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 21.2 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-plus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 9.64 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-minus

In Hearthstone of Northern Nevada, 68.66% Percentage of Resident

This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.

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