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.
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Heritage Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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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
This nursing home also was awarded an A+ long-term care grade, rendering it one of the few facilities to be given multiple A+ category grades. Facilities that do well in this category typically provide residents with better supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 94.51219 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is more than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Nursing ratings are heavily correlated with quantity of nursing care available. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth area, this facility received a decent short-term care score. Even though this isn't nearly as dominant as a few of its other scores, this is really a middle of the pack score. In computing our short-term care grades, we analyze the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is considered to be a meaningful measure of the facility's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below the national 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, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Nursing Center, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Nursing Center, 2.69% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term residents who experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Nursing Center, 16.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Nursing Center, 22.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Nursing Center, 1.51% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many would argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Nursing Center, 85.51% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Nursing Center, 19.03% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Nursing Center, 13.75% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Heritage Nursing Center, 2.4 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Nursing Center, 13.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Nursing Center, 13.45 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.
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