Heartland of Piqua is a senior living facility in Piqua, Ohio, which has 25,172 people. Featuring an overall rating of B-, this looks like a decent facility. Based on our assessment, this place likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection score, which we will address in the next section.
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Heartland of Piqua
- 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 - Limited Liability company
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its excellent inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A- in this category. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means 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.
This facility's second best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. Nursing grades are based in large part on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis, which is not an impressive total. Finally, our nursing ratings also factor in quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third most favorable category was long-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a B-. Our long-term care ratings are more meaningful for folks needing more conventional assistance associated with personal care. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.1342 percent of its residents. Lastly, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at was short-term care. For this category, we gave this facility a grade of C. Our short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the number of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heartland of Piqua Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland of Piqua, 5.7% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland of Piqua, 1.3% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heartland of Piqua, 1.32% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland of Piqua, 6.29% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland of Piqua, 25.25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland of Piqua, 10.73% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland of Piqua, 99.57% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland of Piqua, 13.92% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland of Piqua, 15.03% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Many argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Heartland of Piqua, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland of Piqua, 15.03% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heartland of Piqua, 11.28% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland of Piqua, 77.62% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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