Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center is a small facility in Winthrop, Maine. This is a fine nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a quality score. As far as we can see, this place looks like a good fit for most people. The best part of this facility's strong report card was its short-term care grade. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph
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Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
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
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
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Best Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we gave this facility an impressive grade of A for short-term care. In determining these short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our objective is to create a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we considered in this area is the number of residents who returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. The nursing rating assesses several datapoints, however, the paramount consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Moving on to another of this facility's strengths, it also received a very impressive inspection grade. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an impressive grade of B+. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the government inspectors didn't consider any of these deficiencies to cause an immediate threat to patient health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily something to panic about.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the final area, we awarded this nursing home a D in our long-term care category. This was the facility's least impressive category rating. Naturally, this grade hurt the facility's overall profile to a certain degree. Long-term care scores in this range generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Candidly, we were a bit alarmed this nursing home gave the vaccine to just 76.190475 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than many nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 4.18% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 3.5% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with facilities with worst hygiene practices. More frequent bathing minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 18.39% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 15.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 8.02% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 92.15% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 14.01% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 19.04% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels.
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 1 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 Rehabilitation & Living Center, 19.04 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
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