Heritage Park is a large nursing home located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This facility received a concerning overall grade of D based on the data we looked at. Based on our assessment, we would be very reluctant to recommend this facility. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection grade. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category scores
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- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this nursing home's overall grade, it received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that category with an A-. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also was awarded a favorable score in our short-term care category. We awarded this facility a better than average grade of B in this area. Our short-term care scores are meaningful for patients requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. This means a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final measure we looked at in this area is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
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Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, we gave this facility an F for its long-term care score. For residents seeking a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility administered the vaccine to 99.14893 percent of its patients, which is an above average figure. To our surprise, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
The last area we analyzed is nursing. Unfortunately, we gave it a lowly F for this category, which is a rock bottom score. Our nursing rating is mostly tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This place averaged just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This number is significantly below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Park Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Park, 7.36% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Park, 4.17% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Park, 1.69% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Park, 13.33% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Park, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term residents who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Park, 14.48% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue that this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Park, 91.03% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Park, 15.46% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Park, 12.91% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is important for patients well-being.
In Heritage Park, 1.53 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Park, 12.91 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Park, 12.43 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Park, 73.74% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of rehabilitation services.
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 B-plus
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