Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee is a large nursing home located in Tallahassee, Florida. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a relatively poor facility. Keep in mind that Tallahassee received a city grade of B, so should consider other options in the city as well. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category scores. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this nursing home favorably overall, we want to draw your attention to its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be quite minor. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best category is long-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a C. Our long-term care grade focuses on a facility's personal care rather than the highly skilled therapy or healthcare services that are critical to a rehabilitation facility. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. We were optimistic to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 99.5984 percent of its residents against pneumonia. This place keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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We were surprised to find that this facility also excelled in the category of nursing. In fact, we awarded it an impressive grade of D for that category, which is one of our best grades. In determining our nursing grades, we assess both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the training levels of the nurses. With only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis, this facility's nurse staffing levels were far below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was short-term care. This nursing home received a poor grade of F in this category. Our short-term care ratings are crucial for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Considering its abysmal grade in this category, we were not surprised to learn this nursing home provides significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 3.9 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that sustained a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better hygiene protocols minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were administered antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 2.43% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating signs of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 94.61% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 13.17% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 9.19 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 77.65% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Tallahassee, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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