Heritage Healthcare is one of only three nursing homes in West Lafayette, Indiana. This is a good facility with a B overall. This was right in line with the city grade in West Lafayette. You can certainly do much worse than this facility. Fortunately, this place didn't have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, this place earned a B+ for short-term care. This is an above average score in this area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is typically a meaningful assessment of the nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Turning to another one of this place's strengths, it also received a very impressive inspection grade. Inspections turned out to be one of its best category grades. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. Our inspection scores weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically have very few severe deficiencies. 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. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Our nursing score looks at the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Long-term Care Quality
Our final category is long-term care, where we gave this facility a C in that area. Long-term care grades are often used to score a facility's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a rehabilitation facility. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 96.74796 percent of its residents. Finally, this facility was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Healthcare, 6.67% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Healthcare, 4.07% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who have experienced falls resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Healthcare, 1.84% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic could also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Healthcare, 10.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Healthcare, 26.11% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Healthcare, 5.88% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Healthcare, 98.37% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Healthcare, 14.03% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Healthcare, 13.53% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels. Some experts believe that the ability to move around is vital to residents' well-being.
In Heritage Healthcare, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Healthcare, 13.53% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Healthcare, 25.21% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Healthcare, 85.35% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of autonomy with activities of daily living usually correlates with better rehabilitation.
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