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 strong 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 Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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 a strong overall score, we awarded this facility an A+ for our inspection category. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this area generally have few severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This tells you that the inspectors didn't consider 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to this facility's list of achievements, it also was awarded a very favorable short-term care grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to assess a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To offer good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. It does not look like this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final measure we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home was given an impressive long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our higher grades in that area with a score of B+. Facilities that excel in this category typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is much higher than most nursing homes. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The last category we looked at was nursing, is this facility's weakest area. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in that area. This was one of just a few dings of an otherwise impressive report card. The nursing grade includes several components, many of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This place averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Hall - Brookneal Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who experienced falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 2.59% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 13.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 20.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term care residents that are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 3.59% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 91.36% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 16.53% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 23.38% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 1.23 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 23.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 11.33 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Hall - Brookneal, 75.1% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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