Located in Nephi, Utah, Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center is the lone nursing home we were able to find there. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is one of our better ratings. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is just about as as good as it gets. Keep reading to find this facility's category scores, which are also quite good. It is hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
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Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Total Parenteral Nutrition
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a top notch nursing home overall, it also performed well in inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this category. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in determining our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this category most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
On the list of its many impressive scores, this nursing home was awarded a strong long-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in this area. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. One of the factors we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 99.03846 percent of its patients. This is a reliable method to minimize unnecessary deaths for the senior population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. The nursing grade analyzes many factors, most of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
In our final category, this nursing home also was given an excellent short-term care rating, with a grade of B+. This topped off a first-rate report card. Short-term care grades are often used to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to have quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to feature higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center, 8% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center, 2.88% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center, 3.92% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with lower quality nursing care. More frequent bathing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center, 20.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center, 25.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center, 4.08% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents showing symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center, 99.52% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center, 13.13% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center, 15.79% of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term residents that maintained mobility.
In Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center, 15.79% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center, 12.95% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Hills Rehabilitation and Care Center, 79.84% of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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