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Heritage Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
Jan 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: DSep 20: DOct 20: B+Jan 21: FFeb 21: FMar 21: FApr 21: B-May 21: B-Jun 21: B-Jul 21: B-Aug 21: B-Sep 21: B-Oct 21: B-Nov 21: B-Apr 22: FMay 22: FJun 22: F
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Heritage Care Center's website

4401 North Hanley Road,
Saint Louis MO 63134

(314) 521-7471

87.91% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Heritage Care Center has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

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. Fortunately, if you aren't impressed with this facility, there are countless other options available in this city. 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.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Dialysis Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Bariatric Care
  • Optometry

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: B-minus

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. Finally, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Surprisingly, we gave this nursing home a C for its long-term care rating, which is not too bad of a score. For patients in need of a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 91.89189 percent of its residents, which is a few points less than we anticipated. Fortunately, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Moving on to the category of short-term care, this facility was given just a D in that area. Short-term care ratings are based on a facility's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This means a wide spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Considering its grade in this area, we were not stunned to discover that this nursing home was well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its patients based on the data we looked at. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The final area we looked at is nursing, in which this nursing home received a very poor score here as well. We gave it a lowly F for this category, which is obviously somewhat alarming. We assessed the licensure of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours those nurses worked with patients, in calculating our score in this category. This facility offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Heritage Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In Heritage Care Center, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Heritage Care Center, 3.98% 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

Grade: A-minus

In Heritage Care Center, 3.42% 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

Grade: F

In Heritage Care Center, 20.31% 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

Grade: B

In Heritage Care Center, 24.54% 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

Grade: A-minus

In Heritage Care Center, 4.11% 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

Grade: B-minus

In Heritage Care Center, 88.89% 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

Grade: C

In Heritage Care Center, 14.76% 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

Grade: B

In Heritage Care Center, 15.81% 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.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Heritage Care Center, 1.64 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

Grade: B

In Heritage Care Center, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Heritage Care Center, 11.79 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 B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

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Nearby Dialysis

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  • Metro St Louis Dialysis Center, LLC3.23 miles away10160 W Florissant Saint Louis Missouri 63136Dialysis Stations: 16 (314) 869-4978
  • St. Louis Regional Dialysis Center, Inc.3.55 miles away10951 St. Charles Rock Road Saint Ann Missouri 63074Dialysis Stations: 17 (314) 739-4691
  • Fmc - University City3.74 miles away6850 Olive Blvd Saint Louis Missouri 63130CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (314) 726-0378
  • Metro Dialysis Center - North3.97 miles away2 Grandview Plaza Florissant Missouri 63033CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 26 (314) 831-7990
  • Florissant Dialysis3.98 miles away10887 W Florissant Rd Saint Louis Missouri 63136CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (314) 524-5737