Heartland of Wauseon is in Wauseon, Ohio. The city has a population of 13,283 people. This facility is a subpar facility. A grade in this range indicates we found some red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Wauseon. The city has just one other nursing home. If you aren't deterred by this nursing home's report card, you can continue reading to find out about its category scores. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Heartland of Wauseon
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Please note our records indicate that Heartland of Wauseon has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
While we didn't give this nursing home a good overall score, we did give it a relatively strong grade in the category of inspections, where it received a grade of B. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being quite insignificant. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In fact, nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an B. In calculating our nursing scores, we assess both staffing levels and the training levels of those nurses. This facility provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
We gave this facility a grade of just D for our long-term care rating. This is not a very good score. Facilities that don't fare well in this category typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in some of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 81.98198 percent of its residents. This is several points below what we were hoping for. To our surprise, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we rated was short-term care, where this facility received an abysmal grade in this category as well. We gave it a lowly F in this area, which is obviously a major disappointment. Our short-term care scores are arguably most important for individuals requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. With its abysmal rating in this area, we were not stunned to discover that this nursing home offers significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics sunk this nursing home's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heartland of Wauseon Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland of Wauseon, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland of Wauseon, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heartland of Wauseon, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland of Wauseon, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland of Wauseon, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland of Wauseon, 20.26% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients demonstrating signs of depression. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland of Wauseon, 90.12% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland of Wauseon, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the decline of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland of Wauseon, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland of Wauseon, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heartland of Wauseon, 12 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland of Wauseon, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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