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Heritage Care Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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350 East 300 North,
American Fork UT 84003

(801) 756-5293

61.03% estimated occupancy 1

Heritage Care Center is in American Fork, Utah. It looks like this is a great nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a strong grade. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the nation. If you look further down this page, you will see this nursing home's category grades, which are also strong.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

To pair with its impressive overall grade, we gave this nursing home an A- for our nursing rating. Our nursing rating is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This facility provides an incredible 4.5 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Very few nursing homes provide this quantity of nursing care to their patients. Out of this total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the more highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing high levels of nursing care, this place also excelled in several of the quality-based metrics we looked at. With less than 5 percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared as well as any place the nation in this category.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its impressive category grades, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. Our inspection ratings weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. This place received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies an immediate risk to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to the next category, this nursing home also earned a grade of B+ for its short-term care rating. This is an above average score in this category. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be more important for patients in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. Finally, we considered the number of patients who returned to the community from this nursing home. This place outperformed the majority of nursing homes in the country in this area with 54.2 percent of its residents returning home. This is a higher rate than most nursing homes.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next category we rated was long-term care, in which this facility received a B. This facility did not turn out to have any weak areas. When facilities receive this kind of score in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to very favorable nursing hour statistics, this nursing home's vaccination records is as good as it gets as well. In fact, this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This combination proved to be effective as this nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Heritage Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Heritage Care Center, 5.88% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in the same position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Heritage Care Center, 3.49% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients who sustained falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In Heritage Care Center, 2.64% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Heritage Care Center, 14.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Heritage Care Center, 21.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: F

In Heritage Care Center, 11.43% of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a measure of quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Heritage Care Center, 83.42% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Heritage Care Center, 13.23% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Heritage Care Center, 18.94% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Heritage Care Center, 18.94 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Heritage Care Center, 10.55 Percentage of Patients

This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Heritage Care Center, 71.32% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • American Fork HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.07 miles away170 North 1100 East American Fork Utah 84003Voluntary non-profit - Private(801) 855-3305
  • Timpanogos Regional HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.28 miles away750 West 800 North Orem Utah 84057Proprietary(801) 714-6800
  • Orem Community HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.08 miles away331 North 400 West Orem Utah 84057Voluntary non-profit - Private(801) 714-3300
  • Utah Valley HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.36 miles away1034 North 500 West Provo Utah 84604Voluntary non-profit - Private(801) 373-7850
  • Lone Peak HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 11.86 miles away11925 South State Street Draper Utah 84020Proprietary(801) 545-8000
  • Utah State HospitalPsychiatric 13.16 miles away1300 East Center Street Provo Utah 84605Government - State(801) 344-4400
  • Alta View HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.89 miles away9660 South 1300 East Sandy Utah 84094Voluntary non-profit - Private(801) 501-2600
  • Riverton HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 13.94 miles away3741 West 12600 South Riverton Utah 84065Voluntary non-profit - Private(801) 285-4000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Lone Peak Dialysis (Dva)0.01 miles away1175 E 50 S Ste 111 American Fork Utah 84003CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (801) 763-1304
  • American Fork Dialysis Center1.1 miles away1159 East 200 North Ste 150 American Fork Utah 84003Dialysis Stations: 8 (801) 763-0652
  • Fresenius Kidney Care Utah Valley7.79 miles away121 S Orem Blvd Orem Utah 84058Dialysis Stations: 13 (801) 802-3852
  • University of Utah Provo Dialysis Center10.92 miles away1675 N Freedom Blvd Ste 15 Provo Utah 84604Dialysis Stations: 14 (801) 373-0169
  • Utah Valley Dialysis (Dva)11.22 miles away1055 N 500 W Ste 221 Provo Utah 84604CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (801) 373-5400
  • Fmc-Riverton LLC12.46 miles away12523 South Creek Meadow Road Suite 107 Riverton Utah 84065Dialysis Stations: 13 (801) 254-6990
  • South Mountain Dialysis13.52 miles away10969 S Riverfront Pkwy Ste 100 South Jordan Utah 84095Dialysis Stations: 16 (801) 253-9696
  • South Valley Dialysis Center16.16 miles away8750 S Sandy Pkwy Sandy Utah 84070Dialysis Stations: 17 (801) 233-8745

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