Heritage Care Center is in Saint Louis, Missouri. This city is one of the largest cities in the country with has 927,396 people. This nursing home received an F, which is really a bottom of the barrel score in our grading scheme. If you aren't happy with this facility's overall grade, you should be able to find a better option in Saint Louis. The city has at least 10 other nursing homes. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
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Heritage Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Bariatric Care
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
While this place's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. Inspection ratings are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key thing to look for on these reports. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to patient safety. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
We were also stunned to learn that this nursing home received a reasonably solid long-term care rating in our assessment. We gave it a C in this area. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 68.20277 percent of its patients. This is multiple points below average. Nevertheless, this facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility wound up receiving a a very poor score in our short-term care area. It received a lowly F in this area. Short-term care grades are typically employed to measure a facility's rehabilitation services To offer quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Considering its grade in this category, we weren't surprised to discover that this facility was well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its patients based on the data we assessed. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The next category we graded was nursing, where this facility received a very poor score in this category also. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F in this area, which is obviously somewhat alarming. Nursing ratings are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This facility offered just 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This statistic is well below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these data points to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Care Center, 9.2% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Care Center, 3.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Care Center, 3.29% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better nursing care can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Care Center, 20.12% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating several conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Care Center, 24.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are generally used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Care Center, 5.4% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression. Some would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Care Center, 86.07% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Care Center, 15.8% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Care Center, 13.34% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage Care Center, 1.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Care Center, 13.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Care Center, 13.27 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Saint Louis, MO
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus
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