Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee is a large nursing home located in Tallahassee, Florida. Featuring an overall score of B, this looks like a very respectable option. The nursing homes in Tallahassee received high scores across the board with a B+ city grade, making this one of the better places in Florida to find a nursing home. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any weak links in any of the major categories discussed below. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
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Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall score, we gave this facility an A for our inspections rating. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Adding to its strong performance in other categories, we awarded this nursing home an B+ for our nursing rating. Nursing grades are largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a policy of turning a resident even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facilities next most favorable area was long-term care. We awarded it a grade of B- in this area. This is basically a middle of the pack grade in this category. In the category of long-term care, we analyze the amount of care offered by a facility, rather than more medically-intensive services. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 99.21875 percent of its patients. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our last area, this nursing home was awarded a grade of C in short-term care, which is a respectable score. Our short-term care ratings are vital for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who returned home from the facility. We found that just 3.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
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, 9.6% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 1.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 0.84% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 20.58% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 0.85% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 99.25% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 16.49% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 18.35% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Many would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 18.35% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Healthcare Center at Tallahassee, 8.64% of Patients
This datapoint 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 Center at Tallahassee, 72.58% of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements.
Scores for Tallahassee, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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