Heather Hill Care Communities is one of only three available nursing homes located in Chardon, Ohio. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack grade. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Chardon. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its remarkable inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
Heather Hill Care Communities
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a favorable score in long-term care. This facility received a B+ in this category, which happens to be one of our higher scores. For patients in need of a permanent place to live rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 77.13004 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is a few points lower than we were hoping for but still a reasonably acceptable percentage. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this facility's next best score is short-term care. However, with a D in this category, it still performed relatively poorly. In the area of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This definitely was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 5.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
The last category we assessed is nursing. It received an abysmal F for this area, which is a poor score. This is certainly a significant concern. In determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we weigh the number of hours nurses are with residents and the levels of training of those nurses. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heather Hill Care Communities Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heather Hill Care Communities, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heather Hill Care Communities, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients which suffered a fall leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heather Hill Care Communities, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heather Hill Care Communities, 13.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term stay residents that are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heather Hill Care Communities, 22.35% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heather Hill Care Communities, 20% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heather Hill Care Communities, 90.19% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heather Hill Care Communities, 15.17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heather Hill Care Communities, 18.5% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Heather Hill Care Communities, 1.39 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heather Hill Care Communities, 18.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heather Hill Care Communities, 11.81 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heather Hill Care Communities, 74.54% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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