Located in Hammond, Louisiana, Heritage Healthcare - Hammond is one of four available nursing homes in the area. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some solid marks. Based on our assessment, this facility ought to meet the needs of many people. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Heritage Healthcare - Hammond
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
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While this facility's overall grade was not bad, it really fared well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection scores are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category typically have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Based on this, we had a generally favorable view of this facility's inspections.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second highest area is its long-term care grade, where it was awarded a grade of B-. In our long-term care assessment, we focus more on the sheer volume of care offered by a nursing home, along with a few quality measures. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients, which is a very respectable figure. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, this facility's third best score is short-term care. Nevertheless, with a grade of D in this category, it still performed somewhat badly. Short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. With a grade this poor for this category, we were not surprised to find that this nursing home was well below average in several staffing metrics we focus on. It offered substantially fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other facilities. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
The final area we analyzed is nursing. It received an F for this area, which is a bottom of the barrel grade. This is obviously a significant disappointment. In calculating our nursing scores, we weigh both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This facility provided only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is well below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This place performed well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Healthcare - Hammond Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Healthcare - Hammond, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Healthcare - Hammond, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care residents who have experienced a fall resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Healthcare - Hammond, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this statistic can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Healthcare - Hammond, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Healthcare - Hammond, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Healthcare - Hammond, 1.48% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many would argue this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Healthcare - Hammond, 89.54% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Healthcare - Hammond, 17.84% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and eating. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Healthcare - Hammond, 15.38% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage Healthcare - Hammond, 2.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Healthcare - Hammond, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Healthcare - Hammond, 12.77 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Healthcare - Hammond, 64.63% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
Scores for Hammond, LA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
Looking for more options? Hammond, Louisiana has 3 other nursing homes
- North Oaks Medical Center, L L CAcute Care Hospitals 2.12 miles away15790 Paul Vega Md Drive Hammond Louisiana 70403Government - Hospital District or Authority(985) 345-2700
- Lallie Kemp Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 9.31 miles away52579 Highway 51 South Independence Louisiana 70443Government - State(985) 878-9421
- Hood Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 16.96 miles away301 W Walnut Street Amite Louisiana 70422Government - Hospital District or Authority(985) 748-9485
- Fmcna - Quality Care Dialysis-Hammond0.11 miles away1204 S Morrison Blvd Ste A Hammond Louisiana 70403Dialysis Stations: 18 (985) 345-0544
- Hammond Dialysis Clinic, LLC1.89 miles away42286 Veterans Ave Hammond Louisiana 70403Dialysis Stations: 17 (985) 345-8855
- Fmcna - Florida Parish Kidney Ctr2.25 miles away16081 Doctors Blvd Ste A Hammond Louisiana 70403Dialysis Stations: 23 (985) 345-5621
- Fmcna - Amite16.62 miles away207 W Mulberry Amite Louisiana 70422CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (985) 748-8285
- Fkc - Tchefuncte River19.91 miles away397 Hwy 21 Ste 602 Madisonville Louisiana 70447Dialysis Stations: 18 (985) 792-5334