Heritage Care Center is an average-sized nursing home located in American Fork, Utah. With an overall score of B+, this is a strong nursing home. Based on our analysis, this place ought to meet the needs of most people. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its nursing score, which you can find in the next section.
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Heritage Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
350 East 300 North,
American Fork UT 84003
60.28% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its impressive overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A for our nursing grade. Our nursing score is primarily based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
This facility also excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we gave it an B+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. This is one of the few facilities with an overall score in this range which received multiple category grades this high. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed is short-term care. This facility received an impressive short-term care score, with a grade of B+ in the category. In our short-term care rating, we strive to create a valuable measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed is long-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a C. Although this is its least impressive category score, this is still nothing to be ashamed of. If you are seeking anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Care Center, 6.23% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Care Center, 3.44% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients that experienced falls which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Care Center, 2.54% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Care Center, 15.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Care Center, 21.24% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Care Center, 11.45% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients showing signs of depression. High levels of depression could imply a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Care Center, 80.77% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Care Center, 13.95% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Care Center, 14.91% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Care Center, 14.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Care Center, 13.64 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Care Center, 71.49% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
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