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. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top 25 percent of all nursing homes in the nation. This nursing home also received phenomenal scores in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 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
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to performing well in its overall grade, this facility earned a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it received one of our best scores in this category with an A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are quite insignificant. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple relatively minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we gave this facility an A. When determining a facility's nursing score, we look at the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a patient more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its fine assessment, this nursing home also was given an excellent short-term care score, with a score of A-. Short-term care scores are meaningful for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information 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 nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we rated is long-term care, in which this facility received a B. Believe it or not, this is this nursing home's weakest category. A nursing home could be doing a lot worse when it's worst score still is better than most other facilities. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. After we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 98.27089 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a dangerous illness for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, 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, 7.49% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 17.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 15.01% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 2.58% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. High levels of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 94.38% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 16.46% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some experts believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 20.63% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 1.22 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 20.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, 77.52% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.
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