Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. We awarded this facility an overall grade of D. A score in this range generally suggests a few red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's mediocre overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are five other nursing homes in Cape Girardeau. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, you can continue reading to find out about its category grades. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A for that area, which is one of our best scores. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. It is generally best to avoid facilities that had a long list of severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded its next best category grade in the area of long-term care. We gave this facility a grade of C in this category, which is a decent score. Our long-term care grade is generally used to gauge a nursing home's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services offered by a skilled nursing facility. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility gave the vaccine to just 80.29197 percent of its residents. On a more positive note, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home only earned a D for its short-term care grade, which is well below average in this category. In crafting our short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our goal is to create a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. With a score of this caliber for this area, we weren't surprised to discover that this nursing home was well below average in the two key staffing metrics we assess. The facility offered substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. The last item we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home. This was well below average.
The last category we looked at was nursing. This nursing home was given a bottom of the barrel grade of F in that category. We weighed the levels of nurses employed by the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses worked with patients, in determining our score in this category. This place offered only 0.2 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This facility performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these metrics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients which have suffered from UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of poor nursing care. However, this metric could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 4.11% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 88.89% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 14.76% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 15.81% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 72.5% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Cape Girardeau, MO
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Cape Girardeau, Missouri has 5 other nursing homes