Heritage Specialty Care is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This city has a total of 134,152 people. Featuring an overall score of B-, this looks like a respectable nursing home. Based on our assessment, this facility likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's report card is its remarkable inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
Heritage Specialty Care
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Bariatric Care
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility really outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that category with a grade of A. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's higher category scores came in the area of short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a B+. It actually performed better than most nursing homes in this area. Short-term care scores are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final metric we looked at in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 6.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next most favorable area we gave this nursing home in any category came in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of C. For prospective patients seeking a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 97.967476 percent of its patients. This facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Our next category is nursing, where we gave this facility a grade of C in that area. The nursing score is based on a handful of factors, however, the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, although this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in a few of our quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed well in this area.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Specialty Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Specialty Care, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who developed pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Specialty Care, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a fall which caused severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Specialty Care, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this datapoint may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Specialty Care, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Specialty Care, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Specialty Care, 4.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing depressive symptoms. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Specialty Care, 94.58% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Specialty Care, 16.82% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Specialty Care, 19.24% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Heritage Specialty Care, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Specialty Care, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Specialty Care, 11.86 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Specialty Care, 79.45% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Cedar Rapids, IA
- Overall Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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