With an address in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Heritage House Nursing Center is one of four nursing homes in this area. We awarded this nursing home a quality overall score of B. After grading the other alternatives in Vicksburg, this appears to be a slightly higher quality option than many of them. This facility truly has plenty working in its favor. This nursing home's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Heritage House Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. This place received 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies 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
Another one of this facility's above average category grades came in the area of long-term care. We gave them one of our more positive grades in that category, with a grade of B+. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is far higher than the average nursing home. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the category of short-term care, where it was given a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The objective is to create a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we considered the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 5.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
The last category we assessed is nursing. We gave this facility a C in this area. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with patients. This place provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a low total compared to most facilities. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. While this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this statistic. This is often an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving patients even once per day.
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, 10.98% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 3.19% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 3.13% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 20.09% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many patients, 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 a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 22.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 2.34% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 93.38% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 19.45% 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, 23.26% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Heritage House Nursing Center, 1.76 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, 23.26 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, 13.82 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, 68.23% 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-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- 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-minus
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