Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care is an average-sized nursing home located in Minster, Ohio. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road score. Based on our analysis, there are definitely much worse nursing homes out there. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is long-term care, which is discussed in the next section.
Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Individual
- Speech Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This facility performed well in the category of long-term care, where it received an A. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 90 percent of its residents. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
This nursing home also excelled in inspections, where it received an A-. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area tend to have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this category. Nursing scores are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Lastly, nursing grades also consider quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses aids to assist its residents.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth area, this facility really didn't fare well. Due to a very poor grade of F in short-term care, this was this nursing home's poorest category. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care, 7.61% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care, 1.71% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care, 13.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term patients which were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. However, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care, 22.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care, 20.26% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care, 90.12% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care, 14.88% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care, 16.29% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels.
In Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care, 16.29 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care, 12 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Center for Rehab and Speciality Care, 75.25% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.