Heritage Estates is in Gering, Nebraska. The city has a population of 11,165 people. With an overall score of A, this facility is one of the most elite nursing homes we assessed. You flat out can not do any better than this nursing home. One of the major highlights of this facility's stellar profile is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its favorable overall grade, we gave this facility an A+ for inspections. Our inspection ratings weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many high-end scores, this nursing home was given a top-shelf long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a score of A in this category. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 99.68454 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A. The nursing score consists of many components, many of which are based on nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.5 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 facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
In the last category we scored, this nursing home received an impressive grade grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this grade, the facility rounded out an elite profile. In calculating our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This area is frequently a useful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last measure we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that 4.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Estates Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Estates, 5.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Estates, 4.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Estates, 3.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of long-term residents who have sustained a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic could be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Estates, 18.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Estates, 19.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Estates, 4.27% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could reveal worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Estates, 93.22% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Estates, 15.08% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Estates, 21.04% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility.
In Heritage Estates, 1.25 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Estates, 21.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Estates, 8.88 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Estates, 77.94% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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