Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows is a small nursing home located in Laurel Fork, Virginia. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of B-. A grade of this caliber requires some solid scores. Based on our analysis, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection grade. We discuss inspections in the next paragraph.
Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this facility received a decent overall score is its excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our better scores in that category, with an A. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. Our inspection scores are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. It doesn't appear that we have deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility an impressive score in long-term care. This nursing home received a grade of B+ in this area, which is one of our better scores. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 87.17949 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is slightly less than we expected but still a decent figure. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, 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
The third highest category we gave this facility in any category came in the category of short-term care, where we awarded it a grade of C. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. It does not look like this facility submitted information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 5.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
The final category we graded was nursing, was this nursing home's least impressive category. We gave this facility a D in this area. This really is one of the couple of weak points in a quality report card. The nursing rating is based on many subcategories. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home offered just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who sustained a fall which caused serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who had urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, 3.63% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some argue this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, 91.12% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who maintained mobility.
In Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Hall - Laurel Meadows, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements.
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