Heritage of Red Cloud is a senior living facility located in Red Cloud, Nebraska. The city has a population of 1,342 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B+, which is a well above average grade. Based on our assessment, this facility has quite a bit going for it. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Heritage of Red Cloud
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
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
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home has received near flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A+ in this area. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means CMS did not consider 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.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a favorable long-term care grade. Indeed, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. In a long-term care setting, the nursing home's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 86.56716 percent of its patients, which is slightly less than we anticipated. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, at least this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the third area, this nursing home also earned a grade of B for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our short-term care scores are presumably most important for folks needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we looked at in this area is the number of patients who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
The final area we rated is nursing, in which this facility received a grade of B. This facility didn't turn out to have any weak categories. Our nursing category is based on quite a few components, 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, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a protocol of moving patients more frequently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage of Red Cloud Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage of Red Cloud, 6.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents which developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage of Red Cloud, 4.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a fall leading to major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage of Red Cloud, 3.53% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic may be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage of Red Cloud, 19.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term residents that are administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage of Red Cloud, 20.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage of Red Cloud, 3.91% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage of Red Cloud, 92.75% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage of Red Cloud, 15.57% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage of Red Cloud, 16.66% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Heritage of Red Cloud, 1.62 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage of Red Cloud, 16.66 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.