Heritage Hall - Brookneal is a facility in Brookneal, Virginia. The city has a population of 3,200 people. With an overall rating of B, this looks like a fine facility. This facility definitely has plenty working in its favor. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Heritage Hall - Brookneal
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
633 Cook Avenue,
Brookneal VA 24528
91.5% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its favorable overall grade, we gave this facility an A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection grades weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. While this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This means CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility really excelled in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a score of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a solid score in the category of short-term care, with a C. Short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. It does not appear that this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.2 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
The final category we scored was nursing, which turned out to be this nursing home's least impressive area. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in that category. Of course, this grade hurt the nursing home's overall profile to a certain degree. In computing a facility's nursing grade, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are with residents as well as the level of skill of those nurses. This facility averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Hall - Brookneal Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents who sustained a fall which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents who have experienced a urinary tract infection. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 3.63% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are showing signs of depression. Many believe this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 91.12% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
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