Heritage Hall Blackstone is the lone nursing home we identified in Blackstone, Virginia. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of B, which is a good grade. You could certainly do much worse than this facility. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph
Heritage Hall Blackstone
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to earning a strong overall grade, this facility fared even better in our inspections category which is based on the nursing home's recent inspections. We gave it an A- for that area, which is one of our highest grades. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher grades in this category typically dodged 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its profile, this nursing home also earned a grade of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 98.9858 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. In determining a facility's nursing rating, we consider the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning a patient even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at is short-term care, was this facility's weakest category. We awarded this facility a D in that area. This really is one of just a couple of dings in a very solid report card. In calculating our short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. 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. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.6 percent of its patients returning home. This was well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Hall Blackstone Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We consider this statistic when determining both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients who have sustained falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 2.59% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 13.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 20.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 3.59% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents showing symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 91.36% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 16.53% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 23.38% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who maintained mobility.
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 1.23 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 23.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 11.33 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 75.1% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.