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 D. A score of this caliber generally indicates some concerning datapoints. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in El Paso. The city has just one other nursing home. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
Heritage Health-El Paso
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Note: Heritage Health-El Paso has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
While we did not have many positive things to say about this place's overall score, it did receive a somewhat respectable inspection report this year. It received a decent score in that category with a B-. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. 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, CMS flagged this nursing home for possible abuse or neglect. This is not what you want to see. We advise you to direct your search elsewhere.
We also want to point out that this facility received a decent grade in our nursing category. We awarded it a grade of B- in the area. Our nursing rating is primarily tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's next most favorable area turned out to be its short-term care grade, where it was awarded a grade of C. In our short-term care rating, we seek to create a fair measure for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the facility's offerings of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we assessed. The real question is whether this adversely impacted quality of care. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who returned home from this facility. We found that 4.9 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we graded is long-term care, which proved to be a low point for this nursing home. We gave this facility a grade of D in the area of long-term care. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 98.92473 percent of its patients against pneumonia. To our surprise, this facility also keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Sadly, a few 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, 8.94% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. More frequent bathing can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 18.4% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 19.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 29.8% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression. Some argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 87.49% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 14.23% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom. Some believe this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 19.34% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Many would argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 1.51 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 19.34 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 11.45 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Health-El Paso, 71.39% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements.
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