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 satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Wauseon. The only positive thing we can really say about this facility is that it did not receive any F's in in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.
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Heartland of Wauseon
- 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
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
While we did not rate this place favorably overall, we want to point out its relatively solid government inspections in recent years. We gave it a B+ in this category, which is much better than its overall grade. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively insignificant. While this place had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent 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 nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, our nursing ratings also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this facility actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable category was long-term care. We gave it a grade of C in this area. This is essentially a middle of the road grade in this area. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care ratings. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to a relatively low 61.98347 percent of its patients. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was short-term care, which is this nursing home's worst category. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in that area. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the facility's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. As you might expect, we found that this nursing home offers substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical nursing home. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heartland of Wauseon Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland of Wauseon, 2.5% 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, 1.65% 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, 0.83% 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, 8.4% 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, 23.85% 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, 1.85% 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, 79.27% 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, 11.43% 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, 13.21% 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, 13.21% 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, 9.73% 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, 75.63% 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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