Heritage Plaza Nursing Center is an average-sized government-owned facility located in Texarkana, Texas. We awarded this facility an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber generally indicates a few concerning datapoints. Unfortunately, this grade is not too far off the city grade for Texarkana, which is a C. Nevertheless, you still ought to be able to find a better option More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category was inspections, which is discussed in the next section.
Heritage Plaza Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- 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
Although we gave this place a bad overall grade, we actually awarded it a somewhat respectable score in the category of inspections, where we gave it a B-. This was better than its other categories. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies an imminent risk to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility was awarded its second best category score in the area of long-term care. We gave this facility a grade of B- in this category, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of C. Our nursing grade is based on numerous factors. The most heavily weighted one is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, our nursing grades also consider quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a facility supplies enough nurses to assist its patients.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we looked at is short-term care. Sadly, it received a lowly F for this category, which is a very poor score. Short-term care grades are typically employed to measure a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to provide good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must feature better levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 5.1 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off 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, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Better nursing care limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 1.51% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 11.48% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 22.56% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 4.81% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 94.64% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 17.1% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 16.36% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 1.67 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 16.36 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 11.4 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Plaza Nursing Center, 66.86% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Texarkana, TX
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Texarkana, Texas has 6 other nursing homes
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- Wadley Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.77 miles away1000 Pine Street Texarkana Texas 75501Physician(903) 798-8000
- Little River Memorial HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 14.65 miles away451 West Locke Street Ashdown Arkansas 71822Voluntary non-profit - Private(870) 898-5011
- Texarkana Regional Dialysis0.96 miles away5502 Medical Parkway Dr. Texarkana Texas 75503CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 34 (903) 832-9771
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