Heritage Hall Tazewell is a large facility in Tazewell, Virginia. Featuring an overall grade of C, this is likely a decent facility. You could certainly do worse than this place. The best part of this place's report card was its remarkable inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Heritage Hall Tazewell
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We want to point out that this facility outperformed its overall score in the area of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent government inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our highest scores in that area with an A+. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a positive grade in long-term care. This nursing home earned a grade of B+ in this area, which happens to be one of our better grades. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 99.34783 percent of its patients, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we analyzed is short-term care, in which this nursing home was given an F. In our short-term care rating, we attempt to craft a meaningful barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. With a score in this range in this category, we were not surprised to learn that this place was well below average in the two key staffing metrics we assess. In fact, it provided substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other facilities. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, about half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Moving on to our fourth area, this nursing home really didn't perform very well. With a poor grade of F in nursing, this is this facility's weakest category. When determining our nursing scores, we analyze both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the levels of licensure of the nurses. With just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these metrics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Hall Tazewell Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 8.8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 3.62% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 2.59% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percent of long-term residents that have had UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint can also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 13.53% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 20.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 3.59% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 91.36% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 16.53% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 23.38% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 1.23 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 23.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 11.33 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient 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 Tazewell, 75.1% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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