With an address in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Heritage House Nursing Center is one of four nursing homes in this area. This is a quality nursing home with a B overall. This was right in line with the city grade in Vicksburg. This facility definitely has plenty going for it. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
Heritage House Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
3103 Wisconsin Avenue,
Vicksburg MS 39180
86.33% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
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
On top of receiving a strong overall grade, this nursing home fared even better in the area of inspections which is based on the nursing home's recent government inspections. In fact, we gave it a grade of A+ for this category, which is one of our best grades. Inspection grades are based on datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home fared well in the category of long-term care. As a result, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our most favorable grades. Nursing homes that excel in long-term care tend to provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. This is a reliable method to avoid negative health outcomes for the nursing home population. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. This facility didn't perform quite as well in this category as it did in some other categories. Nevertheless, this is still a respectable score. Our nursing score is largely based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day, which is not an impressive total. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures. While this facility got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this area. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this nursing home was given a decent short-term care grade of C. Short-term care scores are critical for people requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a vast range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 4.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below 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, 10.72% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 3.26% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who have had a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 3.03% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who have experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this datapoint can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 20.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 22.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 2.3% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 93.75% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 18.95% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and eating. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 20.82% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 1.95 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 20.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 13.63 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 69.18% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Vicksburg, MS
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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