Heritage Plaza Nursing Center is an average-sized facility located in Texarkana, Texas. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some solid marks. Based on our assessment, there are definitely much worse places out there. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its impressive long-term care score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Heritage Plaza Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
600 W 52nd St,
Texarkana TX 75501
49.57% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This place received a long-term care grade which is better than its overall grade. We gave this facility a B in this area. This really boosted its overall profile. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly illness for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This facility also excelled in the area of nursing, where it received an B. Our nursing rating is primarily based on a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this facility 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 avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning a patient more often.
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Turning to our inspection category, it appears this facility has earned respectable inspections in recent years as well. We gave it a B- in this category. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to resident safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's least impressive area was short-term care, which is the final category we looked at. For this category, we gave this facility a grade of D. Our short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a wide scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. With its weak score in this area, we weren't stunned to discover that this nursing home offered significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last item we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 5.1 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was well below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Plaza Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 7.17% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can reduce the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 3.38% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who suffered from a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 1.52% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term patients that have had a UTI. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 10.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 22.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 4.84% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 93.69% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 13.47% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 1.89 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 13.47 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 11.91 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 66.29% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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