Heritage Acres Nursing Home is a nursing home in Hardin, Montana, a city with 5,189 people. With an overall grade of A, this facility is among the top facilities we found. In fact, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the top 25 nursing homes in Montana. This facility also received strong grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Heritage Acres Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
200 N Mitchell Ave,
Hardin MT 59034
69.44% estimated occupancy 1
Top Nursing Home in Montana Awards 2019
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. Nursing scores are tied to quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a high-end long-term care grade. This actually turned out to be this nursing home's second strongest category grade. In that area, this facility received a score of A-. For patients in need of a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 87.5 percent of its patients, which is a few points lower than we expected. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a dominant short-term care score. In fact, this is this facility's third strongest category grade. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of A-. Short-term care ratings are critical for patients looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
This nursing home has received near flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them an A- in this category. This is one of the few places in the country to receive an A- or better in all four categories. Inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area typically have few of these severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Acres Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Acres Nursing Home, 8.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Acres Nursing Home, 5.25% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Acres Nursing Home, 3.32% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing reduces the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Acres Nursing Home, 16.25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Acres Nursing Home, 14.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Acres Nursing Home, 5.28% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression could imply lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Acres Nursing Home, 93.06% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Acres Nursing Home, 15.55% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Acres Nursing Home, 18.63% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Heritage Acres Nursing Home, 1.15 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Acres Nursing Home, 18.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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