Heritage Rehabilitation Center is in Torrance, California. Sporting an overall grade of A-, this facility is ranked among the more impressive nursing homes we looked at. If you take a look at the other options in Torrance, we suspect you will find this place to be a better option than most of the nursing homes in the city. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category grades, which are also impressive. It would be hard to poke holes in this nursing home's profile.
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Heritage Rehabilitation Center
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- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
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Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ for nursing. The nursing grade assesses several factors, however, the primary one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a system of turning residents more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home also fared very well in the category of short-term care, where it received a score of A-. Few nursing homes fared better in this category. Our short-term care grades are vital for individuals requiring rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more skilled nursing. This means a broad spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it excelled in inspections, with a grade of B in that category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. This particular nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next area, this facility was given an excellent long-term care rating. Even though this was not nearly as good as a few of its other scores, this remains one of the more impressive scores we offer. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly can be a life or death condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 7.79% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 1.84% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who experienced a fall leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 1.34% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who experienced UTI's. Although more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 10.3% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 13.84% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 5.83% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 95.65% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 8.26% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 10.41% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 10.41 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 11.34 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Rehabilitation Center, 79.12% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Scores for Torrance, CA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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