Heartland of Bellefontaine is a nursing home in Bellefontaine, Ohio, a city with a population of 19,240 people. This nursing home received a bottom of the barrel overall rating based on the data we looked at. This facility is just about as bad as it gets. This nursing home's only redeeming feature was its inspection grade, which we provide more information on below.
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Heartland of Bellefontaine
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we gave it an A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. These inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Unfortunately, this facility only received a grade of D for its nursing grade, which was actually one of its better category grades. Our nursing rating is largely based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This facility averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these datapoints to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility ended up receiving a a terrible score in our long-term care category. It received a lowly F in this area. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care may not provide the type of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities offer. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We discovered that this nursing home provided the vaccine to only 73.55372 percent of its patients, which is well below average. Surprisingly, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This was its best feature in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is short-term care. This facility received an abysmal grade of F in this area. Short-term care scores are important for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. With a grade this poor for this category, we weren't stunned to learn that this facility was well below average in several staffing areas we focus on. The facility supplied substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.8 percent of this facility's patients 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 of Bellefontaine Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland of Bellefontaine, 4.22% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland of Bellefontaine, 4.55% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that have had falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heartland of Bellefontaine, 0.84% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland of Bellefontaine, 6.84% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland of Bellefontaine, 19.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland of Bellefontaine, 35.17% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland of Bellefontaine, 71.78% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland of Bellefontaine, 23.96% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland of Bellefontaine, 15.42% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that maintained mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.
In Heartland of Bellefontaine, 0.34 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland of Bellefontaine, 15.42% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heartland of Bellefontaine, 19.13% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland of Bellefontaine, 74.52% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.