Heather Knoll Retirement Village is an average-sized nursing home located in Tallmadge, Ohio. Sporting an overall rating of C, this appears to be a solid nursing home. Based on our ratings, this facility ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this place's report card is its stellar inspection reports. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Heather Knoll Retirement Village
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its relatively modest overall grade, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspections rating. This is far better than its overall score. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in computing these inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively insignificant. While this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a strong grade in short-term care. This nursing home received a B in this area, which happens to be one of our better scores. Our short-term care scores are thought to be most important for people needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. We were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last metric we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 6.1 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a score of D. Nursing grades are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This number is well below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, we gave this facility a D in the area of long-term care. This was the facility's worst category score. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each nursing home's long-term care grades. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is better than the average nursing home. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heather Knoll Retirement Village Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of poor nursing care. However, this metric may also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 20.26% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression. Increased levels of depression could reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 90.12% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 12 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heather Knoll Retirement Village, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Tallmadge, OH
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- 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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