Heritage Park is a large government-owned nursing home located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This proved to be a solid facility, with an overall grade of C. This facility seems to have a few things working in its favor. One of the better aspects of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its decent overall score, we awarded this facility an A- for our inspections rating. This is far better than its overall rating. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this area generally have very few severe deficiencies. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was given a favorable short-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a B+ in that category, which is one of our more favorable scores. In computing these short-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the category of long-term care, this facility was awarded a grade of just D in that area. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 99.56616 percent of its residents, which is more than most nursing homes. To our surprise, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category weren't as favorable as these.
The last area we rated is nursing, which is this facility's least impressive category. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F for this area, which is obviously a major concern. Nursing grades are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. With just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day, this facility's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below the national average. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Park Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Park, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients who have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Park, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who had falls leading to severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Park, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay patients that have experienced a UTI. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Park, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Park, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Park, 12.89% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression. High rates of depression may be an indicator worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Park, 91.48% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Park, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Park, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Heritage Park, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Park, 15.7 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Park, 11.29 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Park, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Fort Wayne, IN
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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