Located in Mason City, Iowa, Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center is one of four available nursing homes there. This nursing home received a strong grade of B+ overall. We found this nursing home to be better than the majority of the facilities in Mason City, which has a city grade of B. Based on our assessment, you can do much worse than this facility. Fortunately, this place did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a strong nursing home is that it received a very impressive inspection score. Inspections is its best category grade. In this category, we awarded it an A. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Although this place had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Keep in mind that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received an excellent nursing grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Nursing ratings are primarily tied to the nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed 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 Iowa in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of turning a resident more often.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the category of short-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B+. It outperformed most facilities in this area. In forming these short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to devise a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final datapoint we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The next category we assessed is long-term care, in which this facility received a grade of B-. This actually is this facility's weakest category. This is nevertheless not a poor grade. For long-term care residents, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we assessed the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to find that this facility vaccinates 98.859314 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who have experienced a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients that were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to having more patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, 4.77% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, 94.58% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.
In Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, 11.44 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Care and Rehabilitation Center, 79.44% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
Scores for Mason City, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
Looking for more options? Mason City, Iowa has 3 other nursing homes
- Mercy Medical Center-North IowaAcute Care Hospitals 1.77 miles away1000 Fourth Street Sw Mason City Iowa 50401Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 428-7000
- Fmc - Mason City4.3 miles away910 N Eisenhower Ave Mason City Iowa 50401Dialysis Stations: 21 (641) 423-6015