Heritage Hall Lexington is in Lexington, Virginia. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this is likely a decent nursing home. This nursing home seems to have a few things going for it. The best part of this place's report card is its remarkable inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Heritage Hall Lexington
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
205 Houston Street,
Lexington VA 24450
96% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall score is its impeccable government inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our higher scores in that area, 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 ratings are tied to many items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. 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 a positive score in long-term care. This nursing home received a grade of B+ in this category, which turns out to be one of our higher scores. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 99.50249 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of C. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. 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. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually fared better in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. It scored well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care provided.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive area is short-term care, which is the final category we analyzed. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this category. In spite of a few solid grades in other areas, this score is still concerning so we would like to to make a note of it. In the category of short-term care, we seek to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This definitely was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Hall Lexington Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat several conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 3.63% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 91.12% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels.
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 11.62 Percentage 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 Lexington, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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