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Heather Knoll Retirement Village

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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1134 North Ave,
Tallmadge OH 44278

(330) 688-8600

90.34% estimated occupancy 1

Heather Knoll Retirement Village is one of just a few facilities in Tallmadge, Ohio. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack grade. You could certainly do worse than this facility. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its exemplary inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

We want to point out that this facility really outperformed its overall grade in the category of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our best scores in that category with a grade of A+. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few relatively minor dings aren't something to panic about.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of this facility's better category grades was in the category of short-term care. This ended up being its second most favorable category. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. Short-term care ratings are important for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that it fared well in this metric with 56 percent of its patients returning home. At most facilities, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

We also awarded this facility a middle of the road grade in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of C. Our long-term care grade assesses a facility's assistance with daily living instead of the highly skilled therapy and healthcare services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Lastly, this place 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 number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

The final category we looked at is nursing, was this nursing home's least impressive area. We gave this facility a grade of D in this area. This really was one of the few dings on a quality report card. We analyzed the levels of nurses working for the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses were with patients, in computing our rating in this area. With only 3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, this facility's nurse staffing levels were far below the national average. In addition to its weak nursing hours, this facility also earned suboptimal scores in many of the quality-based measures we looked at in computing our nursing ratings. We found that a higher percentage of this nursing home's residents sustained falls leading to serious injury.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

Heather Knoll Retirement Village Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 7.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who have had a fall which resulted in major injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 1.75% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 12.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 22.34% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B

In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 19.84% of Patients

This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased rates of depression could be a sign a less hospitable environment.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 90.11% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 15.05% Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 18.59% Percentage of Residents

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 18.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 11.79 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 74.53% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Summa Western Reserve HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.66 miles away1900 23rd Street Cuyahoga Falls Ohio 44223Voluntary non-profit - Other(330) 971-7000
  • Summa Health SystemAcute Care Hospitals 4.47 miles away525 East Market Street Akron Ohio 44309Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 375-3000
  • Akron General Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.81 miles away1 Akron General Avenue Akron Ohio 44307Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 344-6000
  • University Hospitals Portage Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.73 miles away6847 N Chestnut Ravenna Ohio 44266Voluntary non-profit - Private(330) 297-2300

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita - Munroe Falls1.56 miles away265 North Main Street Munroe Falls Ohio 44262CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (330) 689-1400
  • Ohio Renal Care Group LLC1.9 miles away320 Broadway St E Cuyahoga Falls Ohio 44221Dialysis Stations: 13 (330) 928-4511
  • U S Renal Care - Cuyahoga Falls2.63 miles away421 Portage Trail, Suite B Cuyahoga Falls Ohio 44221Dialysis Stations: 13 (330) 928-7970
  • Davita Akron Renal Center4.4 miles away525 East Market Street Akron Ohio 44304CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (330) 375-6848
  • Davita - Summit Renal Care4.6 miles away73 Massillon Road Akron Ohio 44312Dialysis Stations: 15 (330) 733-1861
  • Fmc - Portage County Kidney Center4.74 miles away401 Devon Place Ste 100 Kent Ohio 44240CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (330) 677-0880
  • Childrens Hospital Medical Ctr - Akron5.17 miles awayOne Perkins Square - Dialysis Akron Ohio 44308Dialysis Stations: 4 (330) 543-8773
  • Fmc - Akron5.66 miles away345 Bishop Street Akron Ohio 44307Dialysis Stations: 30 (330) 376-4905

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