With an address in New Port Richey, Florida, Heather Hill Healthcare Center is one of seven available facilities in this area. We gave this facility a B- overall, which is a decent grade. This is comparable with the city grade in New Port Richey, which is a B. At the end of the day, this place ought to be a good fit for most people. The best part of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Heather Hill Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
6630 Kentucky Ave,
New Port Richey FL 34653
77.8% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Other
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Few facilities performed better in this area. Our inspection ratings are tied to pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few relatively minor dings aren't something to panic about.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we gave this facility an B-. In calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are caring for residents as well as the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This is a lower figure than we were hoping for. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures. While this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this metric. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning a resident more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a B-. Short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We were not able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this nursing home. Finally, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was long-term care. This facility was awarded a B- in this area. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we concluded our assessment of the amount of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination statistics. We were optimistic to find that this nursing home vaccinates 95.88015 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This place keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heather Hill Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 9.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 2.82% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered falls which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 1.81% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 10.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 21.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 2.33% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 94.94% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 13.07% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 16.78% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 1.76 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 staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 16.78 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 9.16 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heather Hill Healthcare Center, 78.49% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
Scores for New Port Richey, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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