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 worse than this facility. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Heritage Hall Blackstone
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
900 S Main St,
Blackstone VA 23824
75.83% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its excellent government inspection reports in recent years. We gave them an A- in this category. Our inspection grades are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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
This nursing home also received a favorable grade in our long-term care category. We gave this nursing home a better than average grade of B+ in that category. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 98.82583 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is far higher than most nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This nursing home also received a strong grade in our nursing category. We awarded this nursing home an above average grade of B in this area. When computing a facility's nursing grade, we look at the quantity of hours nurses commit to residents as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures 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 nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed is short-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this area, which is an abysmal score. This is certainly a major concern. In our short-term care score, we endeavor to create a fair measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the nursing home's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we discovered that this place provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. The last statistic we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.2 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, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which have pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are often linked to poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 3.63% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Many would argue this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 91.12% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents that retained mobility levels. Many believe that mobility is critical to patients physical and mental well-being.
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation.