Heritage Hall Blackstone is a large nursing home located in Blackstone, Virginia. This facility received an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road grade. You can definitely do worse than this nursing home. One of the highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
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Heritage Hall Blackstone
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable nursing home overall, this place really excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A-. Few facilities performed better in this category. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category usually have few of these severe deficiencies. 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 strong long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in that category, which is one of our more favorable scores. Facilities that excel in this category tend to provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 96.01518 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. The nursing category weighs many components, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, although this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this area.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we rated is short-term care, which ended up being this nursing home's weakest category. It received an abysmal F in this category, which is certainly concerning. Our short-term care grades are presumably more important for people requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, we discovered that this facility offered less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.2 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national 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, 8.33% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 1.71% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 1.19% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percent of long-term stay patients who have sustained urinary tract infections. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 15.32% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. 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 Hall Blackstone, 18.71% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 0.2% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 96.54% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 13.59% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of the decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 26.63% of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who retained mobility levels.
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 0.01 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 Hall Blackstone, 26.63% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Hall Blackstone, 13.69% of Patients
This tells you 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, 67.99% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.