Heritage House of New Castle is a senior living facility in New Castle, Indiana, a city with a population of 30,243 people. It looks like this is a good facility. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a quality score. This facility truly has plenty of good features. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Heritage House of New Castle
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a quality overall score as described above, but we especially would like to point out its excellent inspections in recent years. We awarded it an A+ in this category. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an immediate risk 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
Among this facility's other strengths is its elite long-term care grade. We awarded them one of our better grades in that category, with a score of A-. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly health condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received its next best category grade in the category of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. Our short-term care ratings are likely more meaningful for those needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
The last area we assessed is nursing. We awarded this facility a D for the area of nursing, making this its weakest grade. Our nursing score is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. This place performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage House of New Castle Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage House of New Castle, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage House of New Castle, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care . Major falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage House of New Castle, 1.96% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage House of New Castle, 13.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage House of New Castle, 21.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage House of New Castle, 12.38% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage House of New Castle, 91.56% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage House of New Castle, 16.12% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of erosion of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage House of New Castle, 17.5% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who retained mobility levels.
In Heritage House of New Castle, 1.36 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage House of New Castle, 17.5 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage House of New Castle, 11.23 Percentage 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 of New Castle, 73.53% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for New Castle, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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