With an address in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Heritage House Nursing Center is one of just two available facilities in the area. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B+, which is very good grade. This place truly has plenty working in its favor. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next section.
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Heritage House Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
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
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Mississippi Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Vicksburg, Mississippi Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Vicksburg, Mississippi Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this place ended up being a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is as good as it gets in this critical area. Perhaps the most critical factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors didn't 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
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care grade. When facilities receive a score in this range in this category it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. After we finished assessing the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't take any chances. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. The nursing score is based on a variety of subcategories. The most heavily weighted factor is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we rated ended up being this nursing home's poorest area. However, even in its weakest link we still gave it a decent grade of C for short-term care. In determining our short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage House Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 8.42% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 3.31% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are often linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 0.62% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who had a UTI. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 19.32% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications are sometimes used for treating several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 26.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term care patients which are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 0% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 98.96% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines indispensable.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 20.36% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 8.67% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 8.67% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 15.13% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 83.77% of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.