Heartland Country Village is a small non-profit nursing home located in Black Earth, Wisconsin. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this looks like a middle of the pack nursing home. Based on our assessment, this nursing home is a good fit for quite a few people. One of the best aspects of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.
Heartland Country Village
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it received an excellent inspection score. In fact, its inspection grade was far superior to its overall grade. In the inspections category, we gave this facility an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means 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. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a favorable score in long-term care. This facility received a B in this area, which happens to be one of our better grades. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is often a life or death illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility does not leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of C. In computing a facility's nursing score, we weigh the number of hours nurses are caring for patients as well as the levels of training of the nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a good indicator that a place has quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our last area, we gave this nursing home a grade of D for the area of short-term care. This was the facility's worst category grade. Sadly, this score hurt the nursing home's overall grade to a certain degree. With our short-term care category, we endeavor to create a valuable barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. It looks like this nursing home was below average in the two key staffing areas we assessed. It offered fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heartland Country Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland Country Village, 6.86% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland Country Village, 3.37% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a fall which caused serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heartland Country Village, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents who experienced UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland Country Village, 13.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland Country Village, 15.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland Country Village, 6.45% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland Country Village, 92.81% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland Country Village, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland Country Village, 21.75% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Heartland Country Village, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland Country Village, 21.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland Country Village, 75.11% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.
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