Heritage Health Care Center is a very-large facility located in Utica, New York. This facility was given an alarming overall grade based on the data we looked at. Keep in mind that Utica received a city grade of C, so should look at some other options in the city as well. We would not blame you if you are ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Get our free e-book to learn all about your senior care options.
Heritage Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Get pricing and details on Utica senior living options.Get Pricing
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
Get our free e-book to learn all about your senior care options.
Registered Staff Hours
While we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable inspection report this year. As a result, it received a decent grade in that category with a score of C. Inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. This facility was hit with 7 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This means inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies to present an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent years.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we gave this nursing home an F. Our nursing score analyzes many factors, but the most important consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home averaged only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This place performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Does this page answer your questions about Heritage Health Care Center?
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home wound up receiving a an abysmal score in our long-term care category. It was given a lowly F in this area. Facilities that do not fare well in this category typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine medical care we assessed. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home vaccinated 67.0573 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is quite a few points lower than the national average. Surprisingly, this place actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best score in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth category, this facility really did not perform well in this area either. Due to a very poor grade of F in short-term care, this is really as terrible as it gets. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to judge a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To provide highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. With a grade this poor for this category, we were not stunned to find this place was well below average in the two key staffing metrics we looked at. In fact, it supplied substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This facility 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.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health Care Center, 9.18% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term care patients which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health Care Center, 3.11% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents that had falls leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health Care Center, 2.03% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health Care Center, 12.22% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health Care Center, 13.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health Care Center, 13.75% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health Care Center, 90.38% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health Care Center, 15.3% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health Care Center, 14.12% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Heritage Health Care Center, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health Care Center, 14.12 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health Care Center, 9.74 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health Care Center, 75.23% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.
Scores for Utica, NY
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Utica, New York has 3 other nursing homes
- St Elizabeth Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.7 miles away2209 Genesee Street Utica New York 13501Voluntary non-profit - Private(315) 798-8100
- Mohawk Valley Psychiatric CenterPsychiatric 0.81 miles away1400 Noyes St Utica New York 13502Government - Local(315) 797-6800
- Rome Memorial Hospital, IncAcute Care Hospitals 13.33 miles away1500 North James Street Rome New York 13440Voluntary non-profit - Private(315) 338-7000
- Oneida Health HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 19.84 miles away321 Genesee Street Oneida New York 13421Voluntary non-profit - Other(315) 363-6000
- Faxton-St. Lukes Healthcare0 miles away1676 Sunset Ave Utica New York 13502CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 36 (315) 624-5660
- Fslh-St. Luke's Home Renal Dialysis1.44 miles away1650 Champlain Avenue Utica New York 13502Dialysis Stations: 8 (315) 624-8998
- Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare - Masonic3.33 miles away2150 Bleeker Street Utica New York 13501Dialysis Stations: 20 (315) 724-3897
- Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare - Rome12.98 miles away91 Perimeter Rd-Griffiss Park Rome Dialysis Clinic Rome New York 13440CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (315) 334-4786
- Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare - Herkimer14.39 miles away201 East State Street Herkimer New York 13350Dialysis Stations: 8 (315) 574-3025
- Utica Partners LLC19.26 miles away2142 Glenwood Shopping Plaza Oneida New York 13421Dialysis Stations: 8 (315) 363-1393
- Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare19.67 miles away131 Main Street Suite 101 Oneida New York 13421Dialysis Stations: 8 (315) 366-0360