Heritage Hall Lexington is in Lexington, Virginia. Featuring an overall grade of B, this nursing home is a very good option. This place truly has plenty working in its favor. This place is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Heritage Hall Lexington
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
On top of receiving a great overall score, this facility also received top notch health inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our higher grades in that category, with an A. Our inspection ratings are based on pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the area of long-term care, where it was given a score of B+. It performed better than most nursing homes in this area. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 99.479164 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. This facility didn't perform quite as well in this category as it did in some other categories. Nevertheless, this is still a respectable score. In determining our nursing grades, we assess both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient each day. This is a low total compared to most facilities. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this facility fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care. In some cases, the quality of nursing care is every bit as important as the number of hours of care offered.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we rated is short-term care. We awarded this facility a B- in this area. In determining our short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our purpose is to devise a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. We weren't able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is 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, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients that are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents that sustained a fall leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 2.59% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 13.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 20.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 3.59% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 91.36% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 16.53% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 23.38% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 1.23 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 23.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 11.33 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Hall Lexington, 75.1% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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