Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is located in Newport, Rhode Island, a city with a population of 24,727 people. With an overall grade of A-, this facility is one of the more impressive nursing homes we assessed. We rated this nursing home in the 50 best nursing homes in Rhode Island. This nursing home also received phenomenal grades in each of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
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 Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great facility overall, it also earned A+ government inspections in recent years. Its inspections are nearly perfect. Inspection grades account for a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this area generally have few of these severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to resident safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. Nursing scores are tied to nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to another strength for this nursing home, we gave them one of our better grades in our short-term care category as well, with a grade of B+. In our short-term care category, we endeavor to craft a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we looked at was this nursing home's worst area. Nevertheless, even its weakest link would likely be a strength for most facilities. We gave it an above average grade of B for our long-term care category. Facilities that receive this kind of score in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. After looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 99.140396 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 7.54% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients who have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 3.81% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 2.72% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 17.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 15.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents who were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 2.96% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 94.59% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 17.47% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 23.44% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' health.
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 23.44 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 11.31 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room 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 Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 77.51% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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