Heritage Healthcare is one of five facilities in West Lafayette, Indiana. This nursing home was given an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. You can definitely do worse than this place. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home received consistently decent grades in each of our categories. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
3401 Soldiers Home Rd,
West Lafayette IN 47906
52.04% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
It should also be noted that this facility's short-term care grade outperformed its overall grade. We gave it a grade of B+ for its short-term care grade. Short-term care scores are vital for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional highly-skilled nursing. This includes a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
We also wanted to emphasize this facility's nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of B+ in this area. Our inspection scores are tied to pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area tend to have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home was assessed 8 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none were considered severe. This indicates that CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Does this page answer your questions about Heritage Healthcare?
The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. When computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are seeing residents and the level of skill of the nurses. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a relatively low total compared with most other facilities. Lastly, our nursing grades also consider quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its patients.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this facility was given a decent long-term care score of C. Long-term care scores are based on the facility's volume of care. This includes a vast range of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine medical services. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 99.618324 percent of its patients, which is higher than most nursing homes. This place also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Healthcare, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Healthcare, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Falls resulting in injury are often caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Healthcare, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. However, this statistic may also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Healthcare, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. These medications are sometimes used for treating several conditions, such as cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Healthcare, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Healthcare, 12.89% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts believe this is a reliable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Healthcare, 91.48% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Healthcare, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Healthcare, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Heritage Healthcare, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Healthcare, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Healthcare, 11.29 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Healthcare, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
Scores for West Lafayette, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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