Heartland Care Center is a facility located in Marcus, Iowa, a city with a total of 1,685 people. Sporting an overall score of B+, this facility should work for most prospective residents. Based on the data we reviewed, you can do much worse than this nursing home. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Heartland Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Catheter Care
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a strong nursing home is that it received a very impressive inspection rating. In fact, inspections turned out to be its best category. In this area, we awarded it an A-. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in this industry.
This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Nursing scores are mostly tied to the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a resident more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition, this facility also was given favorable short-term care scores in our assessment. In fact, we awarded it one of our higher grades in that area, with a score of B+. In determining our short-term care ratings, we size up the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This rating is often a meaningful measure of the nursing home's rehabilitation. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next area, this facility was given an acceptable long-term care score. While this is not as impressive as a few of its other category grades, this is truly not a bad grade. In calculating these long-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's personal care services. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heartland Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland Care Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland Care Center, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heartland Care Center, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland Care Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland Care Center, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland Care Center, 4.48% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland Care Center, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland Care Center, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland Care Center, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who retained mobility levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' mental and physical health.
In Heartland Care Center, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland Care Center, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland Care Center, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements.
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