Heritage Health-El Paso is in El Paso, Illinois, a city with a population of 4,212 people. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of C. A score of this caliber requires some solid marks. Based on all of the relevant data, there are definitely far worse facilities out there. The best part of this nursing home's profile was its remarkable inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Heritage Health-El Paso
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility really excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by reviewing 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. Based on this, we had a generally positive view of this nursing home's recent inspections.
One of the other reasons we rated this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an B-. There are a number of subcategories included in this grade. Most of the datapoints relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This place provides only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure as it is well below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. While this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of these quality measures. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed well in this metric. This is often a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as employing a policy of moving patients at least once a day.
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Short-term Care Quality
We also awarded this nursing home a middle of the pack score in the category of short-term care, where it received a C. Our short-term care scores are critical for prospective residents looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing services. This means a broad range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than a typical facility. The final metric we looked at in this area is the number of patients who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. This figure was below average.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive area is long-term care, which is the final area we scored. In this area, we awarded this facility a grade of just D. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Health-El Paso Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 6.21% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term stay residents which have pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 0.49% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term residents who suffered falls which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 2.06% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 10.78% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients that are administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 11.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 7.22% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 96.61% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 16.04% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 13.98% of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that maintained mobility. Many in the industry believe that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 13.98% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 55% of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
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