Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center is a small facility in Winthrop, Maine. This is a quality nursing home. We awarded this it an overall grade of B+, which is a strong 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 nursing grade. We discuss nursing in the next paragraph
Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Best Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Maine Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing grade. When determining a facility's nursing rating, we assess the quantity of hours nurses spend with patients and the levels of training of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of moving residents at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a grade of A for our short-term care grade. In our short-term care grade, we seek to create a fair barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at the nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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In addition, this facility received a very good inspection report this year as well. For this reason, it earned one of our higher scores in that area with a B. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Moving on to the fourth area, this nursing home was awarded a decent long-term care score. Although this isn't as strong as several of its other grades, this is truly not the end of the world. Long-term care scores are vital for patients requiring personal care. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. We were disappointed to learn that this nursing home vaccinated a relatively low 77.52809 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Fortunately, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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, 6.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 3.91% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 3.22% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percent of long-term care patients who had UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 20.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 16.44% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 8.43% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 94.03% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 14.38% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 24.84% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Rehabilitation & Living Center, 24.84 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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