Heritage Health Care Center is a small facility in Chanute, Kansas. This facility was awarded an overall grade of B, which is favorable grade. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this place. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card was its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section
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Heritage Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
- Adult Day Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality facility overall, this place also excelled in our inspections category, where it earned a grade of A. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. Inspection ratings are tied to items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that receive favorable grades in this category have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Unfortunately, this facility received a category L deficiency, which is not what we expected based on its inspection score. These are the worst type of deficiencies. This category of deficiency indicates CMS found a widespread deficiency putting resident health or safety in imminent jeopardy. Any serious deficiency is a major concern. In spite of this major red flag, other aspects of this facility's inspection report gave us some hope.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received a favorable long-term care score. Indeed, we gave it an above average score of B in this area. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 95.34884 percent of its residents, which is more than most nursing homes. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the category of short-term care, where it was awarded a score of B. It performed better than most nursing homes in this category. In the area of short-term care, we seek to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Switching gears to our final category, this facility was given an acceptable nursing score of B-. Our nursing score consists of quite a few subcategories, however, the paramount one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. It scored well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care. In many cases, the quality of nursing care is as important as the number of hours of care offered.
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, 3.3% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure measures the percent of long-term care residents who suffered from pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health Care Center, 4.07% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term patients that experienced falls leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health Care Center, 7.45% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health Care Center, 4.05% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used to treat several medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health Care Center, 16.03% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of long-term care residents which were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally given to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health Care Center, 13.16% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health Care Center, 97.67% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health Care Center, 23.49% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health Care Center, 18.35% of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Heritage Health Care Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health Care Center, 18.35% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health Care Center, 20.8% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health Care Center, 85.92% of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with better rehabilitation.
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