Heritage Living Center is a small government-owned facility located in Park Rapids, Minnesota. With an A- overall grade, we rated this facility in the top fifth of all nursing homes in the country. We really couldn't find many bad things to say about this facility. Its grades are as good as they get. This nursing home was also given impressive grades in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Heritage Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Contracted Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a great nursing home is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. In determining our nursing grades, we assess both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at 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 nursing home Minnesota in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a patient more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
On the list of its many impressive scores, this nursing home was awarded first-rate short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in this category. In forming our short-term care scores, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
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Turning to our inspection category, this nursing home excelled in that area, which is based on the nursing home's recent government inspection reports. In fact, we gave it an A- for that category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection scores. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor dings are not something to panic about.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we rated is long-term care. In this category, we awarded this facility a favorable grade of B. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 97.391304 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is too frequently a life or death ailment for nursing home patients so we like it when a nursing home does not take any chances. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Living Center, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term care patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Living Center, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often the result of poor nursing care. Additional nurse staffing reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Living Center, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents which sustained UTI's. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Living Center, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Living Center, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents which were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Living Center, 4.58% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Living Center, 93.31% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Living Center, 13.09% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Living Center, 18.07% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Living Center, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Living Center, 12.51 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Living Center, 76.76% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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