Heritage Care Center is a facility located in Fairbury, Nebraska. This city has a total of 5,222 people. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is among the higher-graded facilities we assessed. We flat out can't say enough great things about this nursing home. Keep reading to see this nursing home's category grades, which are also impressive. It's hard to find any major flaws in this place's profile.
Heritage Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
P O Box 667, 909 17th Street,
Fairbury NE 68352
53.9% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
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 grades are largely associated with a nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of turning a resident more frequently.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A-. Inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area typically have few severe deficiencies. This place received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to patient health or safety. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded a strong long-term care score as well. We gave it one of our better grades in that category with a score of B+. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the criteria we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. This is a reliable method to minimize negative health outcomes for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we rated was short-term care, where this nursing home received a B. Believe it or not, this was this facility's worst category. A nursing home is doing something right when it's poorest score still beats out most nursing homes. In our short-term care rating, we strive to craft a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Care Center, 5.27% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Care Center, 4.96% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Care Center, 3.66% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Care Center, 18.62% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Care Center, 19.92% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term care residents who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Care Center, 4.32% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Care Center, 93.19% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Care Center, 14.85% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Care Center, 18.85% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage Care Center, 1.37 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Care Center, 18.85 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Care Center, 77.76% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.