Heritage Convalescent Center is located in Amarillo, Texas. Sporting an overall rating of B-, this looks like a decent facility. You could certainly do worse than this nursing home. We were also pleased to discover that this nursing home received consistently decent grades in all of our categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Heritage Convalescent Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this place really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Few facilities performed better in this category. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better scores in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we also wanted to point out that this nursing home received strong long-term care marks this year. We gave them one of our higher grades in this category, with a B. This turned out to be the nursing home's second best grade. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's third most favorable category ended up being short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a B-. With our short-term care assessment, we try to craft a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
The last category we graded was nursing. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. We weighed the licensure of nurses at the facility, as well as the quantity of hours those nurses worked with residents, in computing our score in this area. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home excelled in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. In fact, it scored well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Convalescent Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Convalescent Center, 7.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Convalescent Center, 3.28% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Convalescent Center, 1.64% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Convalescent Center, 11.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Convalescent Center, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Convalescent Center, 4.66% of Patients
This is the percent of patients demonstrating signs of depression. High rates of depression may reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Convalescent Center, 94.73% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Convalescent Center, 17.29% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence. Some experts believe that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Convalescent Center, 18.08% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage Convalescent Center, 1.58 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Convalescent Center, 18.08 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Convalescent Center, 11.87 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Convalescent Center, 66.73% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Amarillo, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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