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 D. A grade in this range generally indicates a few concerning datapoints. Based on our analysis, this place may not be a great fit for most people. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection reports. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category grades
Heritage Healthcare - Hammond
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this nursing home highly overall, we want to draw your attention to its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection grades. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively insignificant. 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. Despite this deficiency, this was still a relatively positive inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's long-term care score turns out to be one of its best scores. The facility received a grade of C in this category. Our long-term care ratings are more important for residents needing more traditional services related to activities of daily living. Once we finished looking at the amount of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. We were pleased to learn that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, we gave this nursing home an F in the area of short-term care. In calculating our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is frequently a solid assessment of the facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. With its poor score in this area, we were not shocked to find this facility provided far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other nursing homes. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 3.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics sunk this nursing home's short-term care score.
The next area we analyzed was nursing, where this nursing home received a bottom of the barrel grade in this category also. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F in this area, which is definitely somewhat alarming. In computing a facility's nursing rating, we look at the amount of time nurses are with residents as well as the level of skill 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, 9.89% 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, 3.47% 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, 2.76% 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, 15.79% 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, 22.51% 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, 1.54% 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, 89.03% 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, 17.58% 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, 16.37% 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, 1.85 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, 16.37 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, 12.9 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, 63.81% 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 C
- 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 F
- 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