Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare is a small nursing home located in Kennett, Missouri. Sporting an overall score of B+, this facility should work for most prospective residents. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. This facility's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.
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Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare
- Nursing Home
- Home Health Agency
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 Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Top Nursing Home in Missouri Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Kennett, Missouri Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Missouri Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Kennett, Missouri Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Kennett, Missouri Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a great facility overall, it also earned A+ inspections recently. Its inspections are virtually perfect. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be quite insignificant. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home performed well in the area of long-term care. As a result, we gave it a score of A- for that category, which is one of our most impressive scores. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Additionally, this nursing home also was given favorable short-term care scores this year. In fact, we awarded it one of our stronger grades in that area, with a grade of B. With our short-term care score, we attempt to craft a valuable measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Switching gears to the fourth area, this facility was given an acceptable nursing grade. While this isn't nearly as strong as several of its other category grades, this is still not a poor grade. Nursing grades are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This particular facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This figure is significantly below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare, 21.92% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This measures the percentage of long-term care patients that suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare, 1.63% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare, 2.68% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare, 12.73% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare, 39.82% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare, 0% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare, 98.48% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare, 12.62% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare, 6.36% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Some believe that mobility is critical to patients physical and mental health.
In Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare, 6.36% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare, 17.37% of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Nursing Center-Skilled Nursing by Americare, 68.26% of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.