Heritage of Bel Air is a facility located in Norfolk, Nebraska, which has 30,670 people. This nursing home proved to be a grade A facility, which is a truly elite rating. We can not find many negative things to say about this facility. Its ratings are just impeccable. This also ended up being a very consistent facility with consistently strong ratings in each of our categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
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Heritage of Bel Air
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
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
- Non profit - Other
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Top Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Nebraska Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Norfolk, Nebraska Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively insignificant. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that area, we gave this facility an A. Our nursing grade is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of those nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
We also want to note the fact that this nursing home received a first-rate grade of A- in our long-term care area. Facilities that do well in long-term care typically are well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to residents. After considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.41349 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is short-term care, where this facility was awarded an A-. This finished off a first-rate report card. Very few facilities earned an A- or higher in every category. With our short-term care assessment, we seek to forge a valuable gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we analyze the facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last statistic we considered in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 5.2 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage of Bel Air Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage of Bel Air, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage of Bel Air, 4.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage of Bel Air, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that have sustained a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage of Bel Air, 19.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage of Bel Air, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage of Bel Air, 3.91% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts argue this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage of Bel Air, 92.75% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage of Bel Air, 15.57% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage of Bel Air, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage of Bel Air, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage of Bel Air, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage of Bel Air, 10.43 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage of Bel Air, 76.12% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements.
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