With an address in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center is one of five available facilities in this area. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some solid marks. You could definitely do worse than this place. This place didn't meet our expectations in every category we looked at, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
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Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this facility outperformed its overall grade in the category of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our best scores in that area with an A. Our inspection ratings are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that receive favorable grades in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple of minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this facility's more respectable category scores was in the category of long-term care. This turned out to be its second most favorable category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B-. For prospective patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are an important measure. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is more than most nursing homes. This nursing home was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a score of D. The nursing score is based on many datapoints. The most important factor is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This particular facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is far below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is short-term care, which was a weak spot for this facility. We gave this nursing home a grade of D for the area of short-term care. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be more meaningful for people in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Given its poor score in this category, we were not surprised to discover this nursing home offered substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most facilities, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
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, 5.56% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 6.43% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 0.39% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 25.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 38.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 10.69% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 98.03% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 28.4% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 21.32% of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 21.32% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland Care and Rehabilitation Center, 65.8% of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts 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-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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