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 Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
121 Ben Bolt Avenue,
Tazewell VA 24651
78.5% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- 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 99.15612 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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Next we looked at nursing grades, where this nursing home received an F, which is a rock bottom grade. This area was definitely not a strength for this facility. Our nursing score analyzes the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of skill of those nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This facility offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is well below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final category, this facility didn't fare very well. Due to a bottom of the barrel grade of F in short-term care, this is this nursing home's weakest area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we analyze a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This category is more often than not a meaningful measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Given its abysmal score in this category, we weren't shocked to discover that this place offered significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most nursing homes. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.8 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Hall Tazewell Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 8.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who developed pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 3.64% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 2.55% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic gauges the percentage of long-term patients who sustained UTI's. Although a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 13.56% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients which are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 20.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents who were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 3.63% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 91.12% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 16.48% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 21.22% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 1.29 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 21.22 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 11.62 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Hall Tazewell, 75.54% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's usually correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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