Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday is an average-sized nursing home located in Ferriday, Louisiana. This facility is a relatively poor nursing home. A grade in this range suggests we found some red flags. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Ferriday. The city has just one other nursing home. Nevertheless, this nursing home surprisingly performed well in our inspections category, which you can find more information about below.
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Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this nursing home's overall grade, it received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our best scores in that category with an A-. Perhaps the most critical factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. It is generally best to avoid nursing homes that had a long list of deficiencies. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
This facility excelled in nursing, where it earned an D. Nursing grades are largely based on a nursing home's nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these metrics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home only received a D for its short-term care grade, which is well below average in this category. Our short-term care scores are arguably most important for those requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Considering its score in this area, we were not stunned to learn that this nursing home is well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the metrics we looked at. Honestly, this was what we expected here. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is long-term care, which ended up being this nursing home's worst area. We gave this nursing home a D in that area. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care likely don't provide the type of consistent around the clock care that some other facilities offer. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this facility vaccinated 45 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be significantly below the national average. To our surprise, this nursing home actually fared well at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This was its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who sustained a fall which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday, 2.69% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better nursing care minimizes the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday, 16.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday, 22.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday, 1.51% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday, 85.51% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday, 19.03% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday, 13.75% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' mental and physical health.
In Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday, 2.4 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center Ferriday, 13.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
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