Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota is located in Sarasota, Florida. The city has a variety of nursing home options. Sporting an overall grade of B-, this is likely a middle of the road nursing home. The facilities in Sarasota received a city grade of B+ so this is not the only reliable option in the city. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Oncology Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this facility received a decent overall score is its excellent inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our higher grades in that area, with an A. This is a notably better grade than the place's overall score, which was decent but certainly not elite. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to resident health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
In addition, we also wanted to note that this nursing home was awarded positive short-term care marks in this assessment. We gave them one of our more impressive grades in that area, with a grade of B. This turned out to be the facility's second strongest grade. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to assess a facility's rehabilitation services. To offer quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must provide higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 4.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third best category was long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are an important measure. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. Thankfully, this nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 99.46809 percent of its patients. This facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
The next area we rated was nursing. This nursing home was awarded a grade of B- for the area. Our nursing grade assesses many data points, but the main consideration is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota, 9.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota, 2.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota, 1.78% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients who had a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota, 10.42% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of long-term patients that were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota, 21.31% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota, 2.53% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota, 95.81% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota, 12.69% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota, 14.03% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels.
In Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota, 2.07 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota, 14.03 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota, 9.64 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland Health Care Center - North Sarasota, 77.72% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Sarasota, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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