Heritage House is located in Atlantic, Iowa. With an overall score of B+, this nursing home should work for most people. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card was its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1200 Brookridge Circle,
Atlantic IA 50022
94.26% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Iowa Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Atlantic, Iowa Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Atlantic, Iowa Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this ended up being a quality nursing home is that it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is just about as good as it gets in this area. Inspection ratings weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Adding to this nursing home's list of strengths, it also received an excellent nursing grade. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Our nursing grade is largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a patient at least once a day.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a score of A- for our long-term care grade. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we looked at was nursing, is this facility's worst area. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in this area. This really is one of just a few dings on an otherwise impressive profile. Short-term care ratings are vital for individuals needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The last item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 3.1 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 grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage House Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage House, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage House, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay patients which sustained falls which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise 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 House, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint may be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage House, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage House, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage House, 4.48% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage House, 94.58% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage House, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage House, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Heritage House, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage House, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage House, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage House, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
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