Heritage Hall North is in Agawam, Massachusetts. With an overall rating of B+, this is a very good facility. Indeed, this is better than many of the nursing homes in Agawam. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive short-term care rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Heritage Hall North
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to performing well overall, this facility received even higher grades in our short-term care category. In fact, it earned one of our best grades in that area with A. Our short-term care scores are presumably most critical for patients in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates more skilled nursing. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 6.9 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
This nursing home also excelled in inspections. We gave it an A- for that category. Our inspection ratings account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher grades in this category tend to have very few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. In computing our nursing grades, we assess both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed was long-term care. This facility was given a better than average long-term care rating this year, with a B-. Although this isn't quite as elite as many of its other category grades, this is nevertheless an acceptable grade in that area. In the category of long-term care, we focus on the quantity of services provided by a nursing home, as opposed to more medically-intensive services. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 96.93252 percent of its residents, which is higher than the average nursing home. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Hall North Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Hall North, 6.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term care residents who developed pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Hall North, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. More supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Hall North, 2.45% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term residents who have suffered from a UTI. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Hall North, 18.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used for treating a variety of conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Hall North, 18.8% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Hall North, 1.95% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Hall North, 91.63% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Hall North, 15.18% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Hall North, 19.01% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage Hall North, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Hall North, 19.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Hall North, 10.9 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Hall North, 71.03% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Agawam, MA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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