Heritage Care Center is a facility located in Fairbury, Nebraska. This city has a total of 5,222 people. Sporting an overall grade of B-, this is likely a decent nursing home. As far as we can see, this place is a good fit for most people. One of the highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
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Heritage Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
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
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection scores are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This facility was assessed 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received an impressive long-term care grade. As a matter of fact, we gave them a B in this category, which is one of our better. When facilities receive this type of grade in this category it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 99.50249 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home was awarded its third best category grade in the category of short-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
Turning to our last area, this facility was given a decent nursing grade of C. Our nursing score includes many factors, however, the primary consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Care Center, 7.48% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Care Center, 9.95% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Care Center, 2.62% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Care Center, 12.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Care Center, 10% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Care Center, 0% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Care Center, 99.75% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Care Center, 25.6% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Care Center, 24.38% of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Care Center, 24.38% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Care Center, 78.51% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.