Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian is a large nursing home located in Flushing, Michigan. Featuring an overall grade of F, we consider this to be a lower end facility. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Flushing. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, short-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Although we gave this nursing home a terrible overall grade, we gave it a B- for short-term care. Our short-term care ratings are meaningful for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
We were also surprised to find that this facility received a decent nursing grade this year. We gave it a grade of B- in that category. Our nursing grade is largely based on a facility's nurse staffing. This place averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, which is not an impressive total. Lastly, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.
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This facility received a lowly F for its inspection grade. When a place has this poor of an inspection rating, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to the well being of residents. This facility was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they posed a risk to patient health or safety. Lastly, we also want to point out that this place received significant government fines in recent years of more than $100,000. This generally suggests that a bad performance has been an issue for multiple years.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we scored was long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this category, which is a bottom of the barrel score. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category likely don't provide the kind of consistent around the clock care that some other nursing homes provide. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. We were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to just 85.1735 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian, 7.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian, 2.52% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients which have had a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian, 3.25% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian, 13.21% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian, 17.2% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian, 8.57% of Patients
This is the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression may be a sign a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian, 79.33% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian, 20.51% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian, 6.75% of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.
In Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian, 6.75% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian, 12.05% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland Health Care Center-Fostrian, 71.39% of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.
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