Heritage Care Center is one of only two available facilities in American Fork, Utah. With an A- overall grade, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all facilities in the country. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is really as good as it gets. Keep reading to find this nursing home's category ratings, which are also impressive. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this facility's profile.

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Accepts Medicaid 1 : 106 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

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For profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing rating. Our nursing score is primarily based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Approximately one quarter of those hours were provided by registered nurses, which are among the most skilled levels of nurses. Both are impressive figures, which typically correlates with higher quality care. Finally, this facility was also above average in each of the major quality-based metrics we looked at in this category. It performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

We also want to alert you to the fact that this nursing home received a superb grade of A in our short-term care category. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. This nursing home provides more services with physical therapists and registered nurses than most nursing homes we looked at. This is usually a favorable sign. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This place performed decently , with 48.5 percent of its patients able to return home.

Facility Inspections

A-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMay 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Jan 20: B+Mar 20: A-Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

Racking up yet another strong category grade, this facility also excelled in inspections, where it received an A-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite minor. Fortunately, although this place had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.

Long-term Care Quality

B
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Historical

The last area we graded is long-term care, in which this nursing home was awarded a grade of B. Although this turned out to be its worst category rating, this is nevertheless an above average score. Facilities that receive this type of score in this category tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure residents are well cared for. After we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a life threatening health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. The last statistic we looked at is the facility's hospitalization rate. We found that this place had 2.44 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B+
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Heritage Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Provider
A
3.96%
State
B+
6.34%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who have suffered a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.

Provider
B+
2.76%
State
B
3.41%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Provider
B+
1.66%
State
B
2.76%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
D
27.33%
State
B+
12.93%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Provider
D
31.76%
State
B-
22.87%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Provider
D
7.3%
State
B-
7.89%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Provider
A
100%
State
B-
83.76%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a resident's well-being.

Provider
C
19.7%
State
B+
12.51%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility.

Provider
A
23.22%
State
B-
15.68%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
C
2.12
State
A-
1.2
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.

Provider
D
23.22
State
B+
15.68
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B+
8.42
State
B
10.13
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.

Provider
B-
65.11%
State
B
67.37%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

American Fork Hospital 1.07 mi
170 North 1100 East American Fork Utah 84003
(801) 855-3305
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Timpanogos Regional Hospital 6.28 mi
750 West 800 North Orem Utah 84057
(801) 714-6800
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Orem Community Hospital 7.08 mi
331 North 400 West Orem Utah 84057
(801) 714-3300
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Utah Valley Hospital 11.36 mi
1034 North 500 West Provo Utah 84604
(801) 373-7850
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Lone Peak Hospital 11.86 mi
11925 South State Street Draper Utah 84020
(801) 545-8000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Utah State Hospital 13.16 mi
1300 East Center Street Provo Utah 84605
(801) 344-4400
Psychiatric
Government - State
Alta View Hospital 13.89 mi
9660 South 1300 East Sandy Utah 84094
(801) 501-2600
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Riverton Hospital 13.94 mi
3741 West 12600 South Riverton Utah 84065
(801) 285-4000
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Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Lone Peak Dialysis (Dva) 0.01 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 12
1175 E 50 S Ste 111 American Fork Utah 84003
(801) 763-1304
American Fork Dialysis Center 1.1 mi
Dialysis Stations: 8
1159 East 200 North Ste 150 American Fork Utah 84003
(801) 763-0652
Fresenius Kidney Care Utah Valley 7.79 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
121 S Orem Blvd Orem Utah 84058
(801) 802-3852
University of Utah Provo Dialysis Center 10.92 mi
Dialysis Stations: 14
1675 N Freedom Blvd Ste 15 Provo Utah 84604
(801) 373-0169
Utah Valley Dialysis (Dva) 11.22 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 25
1055 N 500 W Ste 221 Provo Utah 84604
(801) 373-5400
Fmc-Riverton LLC 12.46 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
12523 South Creek Meadow Road Suite 107 Riverton Utah 84065
(801) 254-6990
South Mountain Dialysis 13.52 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
10969 S Riverfront Pkwy Ste 100 South Jordan Utah 84095
(801) 253-9696
South Valley Dialysis Center 16.16 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
8750 S Sandy Pkwy Sandy Utah 84070
(801) 233-8745