Located in Haynesville, Louisiana, Heritage Nursing Center is the only option we identified in the area. We awarded this facility an B+ overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all facilities in the nation. This facility definitely has plenty going for it. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Heritage Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Top Nursing Home in Louisiana Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong facility overall, it also earned A+ health inspections in recent years. Its inspections are nearly flawless. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating our inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be quite insignificant. We were not able to track down deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this nursing home's other accomplishments is its first-rate long-term care score. We gave them one of our best scores in that area, with a grade of A. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. After assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 96.15385 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is more than most nursing homes. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our nursing rating is based on several datapoints, most of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we graded ended up being this facility's weakest area. However, even in its worst category we still awarded it a decent grade of C in our short-term care category. In the category of short-term care, we strive to evaluate measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Nursing Center, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Nursing Center, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Nursing Center, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections may be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Nursing Center, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Nursing Center, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Nursing Center, 1.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients showing signs of depression. Some experts believe this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Nursing Center, 89.54% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Nursing Center, 17.84% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Nursing Center, 15.38% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Heritage Nursing Center, 2.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Nursing Center, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Nursing Center, 12.77 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
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