Heritage of Huntington is an average-sized non-profit nursing home located in Huntington, Indiana. With an overall score of A, this is clearly a world class nursing home. Based on our analysis, this nursing home is simply as good as it gets. As you can find below, this facility performed equally well in our category grades. We gave it a straight A report card!
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Heritage of Huntington
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
Please note our records indicate that Heritage of Huntington has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Indiana Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Indiana Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Huntington, Indiana Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Indiana Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Our inspection ratings are based on many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that excel in this category have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Short-term Care Quality
On the list of its many impressive grades, this facility received a top-shelf short-term care score. In fact, it received a score of A in that category. Our short-term care grades are arguably more critical for residents needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually mandates higher levels of skilled nursing services. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
Building on its high-end resume, this facility also was given a dominant long-term care score, with a score of A. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Switching gears to the fourth category, this facility also performed admirably in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it an A- for that category. This finalized a straight A profile. In determining our nursing scores, we weigh both staffing levels and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage of Huntington Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage of Huntington, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients that suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage of Huntington, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage of Huntington, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from a UTI. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage of Huntington, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage of Huntington, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage of Huntington, 14.48% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage of Huntington, 91.03% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage of Huntington, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage of Huntington, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage of Huntington, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage of Huntington, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage of Huntington, 12.43 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage of Huntington, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term care residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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