Heritage Healthcare is a large nursing home located in West Lafayette, Indiana. This nursing home received an F, which is just about as bad as it gets in our grading scheme. If you are not satisfied with this facility's rather poor overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are four other nursing homes in West Lafayette. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another facility. However, if you want to learn more about this facility's category grades, we will discuss inspections in the next section.
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Note: Heritage Healthcare 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 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
While this place's overall grade was as bad as it gets, it actually didn't perform terribly in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B- for that category, which is one of our better scores. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Lastly, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing score. In that category, we gave this facility an D. When computing a nursing home's nursing grade, we weigh the amount of time nurses are with patients and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home offered just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is far below average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing grades. This place performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these datapoints to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
We gave this nursing home just a D for our short-term care rating. This is not a score to write home about. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to judge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to offer good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. As you might expect, we found that this facility offers significantly less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the typical facility. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of residents who returned home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 3.4 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below average.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final category, we gave this facility a D in the area of long-term care. This was the facility's least impressive category score. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.25094 percent of its patients, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Healthcare, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Healthcare, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Healthcare, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from UTI's. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic could also be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Healthcare, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Healthcare, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Healthcare, 12.38% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Healthcare, 91.56% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Healthcare, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Healthcare, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
In Heritage Healthcare, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Healthcare, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Healthcare, 11.23 Percentage of Patients
Measures 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 Healthcare, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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
Looking for more options? West Lafayette, Indiana has 4 other nursing homes
- Franciscan Health LafayetteAcute Care Hospitals 5.99 miles away1701 S Creasy Ln Lafayette Indiana 47905Voluntary non-profit - Church(765) 502-4334
- Indiana University Health Arnett HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.55 miles away5165 Mccarty Ln Lafayette Indiana 47905Voluntary non-profit - Private(765) 448-8000
- Indiana University Health White Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 19.68 miles away720 South Sixth St Monticello Indiana 47960Voluntary non-profit - Private(574) 583-7111
- Fmc - Liberty Dialysis - Lafayette Ii2.97 miles away1020 N 18th Street Lafayette Indiana 47904CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 32 (765) 420-8000
- Lafayette at Home4.45 miles away2 Executive Drive, Suite B Lafayette Indiana 47905Dialysis Stations: 4 (765) 446-1627
- Us Renal Care Lafayette Dialysis5.47 miles away915 B Mezzanine Drive Lafayette Indiana 47905CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 12 (765) 448-4851