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Heritage Specialty Care

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Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: F
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200 Clive Drive Sw,
Cedar Rapids IA 52404

73.33% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Heritage Specialty Care has been flagged for abuse in the past 12 months. We have capped this facility's overall grade accordingly.

Heritage Specialty Care is located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This city has a total of 134,152 people. Our grading scheme was not favorable to this facility, as we gave it an overall grade of F. If you are not happy with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are eight other nursing homes in Cedar Rapids. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category is nursing, which is addressed in the next section.

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Quick Details

  • 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

Specialized Services

  • 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

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Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

While we gave this nursing home an abysmal overall grade, we awarded it a B- for our nursing category. The nursing rating includes a host of factors. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it scored well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Remarkably, we awarded this facility a B- for its short-term care rating, which really isn't a bad grade. In computing these short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to devise a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of different facilities. We were surprised to find that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. In fact, it supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Moving on to the area of long-term care, this facility was awarded just a D in this area. If you are seeking anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 95.9633 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than many nursing homes. Unfortunately, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

Unfortunately, this nursing home did not receive a favorable inspection score. We gave it a just D in this category. Inspection scores relate to a nursing home's government inspection reports. We weight poor inspection ratings heavily in our assessment. Since government inspection reports are compiled by independent government inspectors, we consider this information to be very reliable. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. We suggest you pay close attention to the severity of the deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with a category G through L deficiency, which are among the more serious categories of deficiencies. These categories indicate that the deficiencies identified by inspectors had the potential to pose actual harm to residents. In addition to having severe deficiencies, this nursing home was cited by CMS for possible abuse or neglect. This is generally a really bad sign. We would never recommend this facility.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Dec 23

Heritage Specialty Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Heritage Specialty Care, 2.13% 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

Grade: B

In Heritage Specialty Care, 3.12% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that have had a fall which caused severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Heritage Specialty Care, 1.86% 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

Grade: C

In Heritage Specialty Care, 21.13% 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

Grade: B

In Heritage Specialty Care, 17.98% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care residents taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: C

In Heritage Specialty Care, 8.86% 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

Grade: B-minus

In Heritage Specialty Care, 94.49% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Heritage Specialty Care, 16.44% 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

Grade: B-minus

In Heritage Specialty Care, 14.09% of Residents

This is the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A

In Heritage Specialty Care, 0.01 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

Grade: B-plus

In Heritage Specialty Care, 14.09% 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

Grade: B

In Heritage Specialty Care, 11.41% 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

Grade: D

In Heritage Specialty Care, 65.95% 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 B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Cedar Rapids, Iowa has 8 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • St Lukes HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 3.5 miles away1026 a Ave Ne Cedar Rapids Iowa 52402Voluntary non-profit - Private(319) 369-7211
  • Mercy Medical Center - Cedar RapidsAcute Care Hospitals 3.56 miles away701 10th Street Se Cedar Rapids Iowa 52403Voluntary non-profit - Church(319) 398-6011

Nearby Dialysis

  • Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids3.46 miles away701 10th St Se Dialysis Unit Cedar Rapids Iowa 52403Dialysis Stations: 8 (319) 398-6432
  • Five Seasons Dialysis3.51 miles away1002 4th Avenue Se, Suite A Cedar Rapids Iowa 52403CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (319) 363-1538
  • Mercy Medical Center Dialysis - Mercy Plaza5.59 miles away5264 Council St Ne Suite 200 Cedar Rapids Iowa 52402Dialysis Stations: 33 (319) 398-6423
  • Cedar Rapids Dialysis5.9 miles away5945 Council St Ne Cedar Rapids Iowa 52402Dialysis Stations: 12 (319) 294-7088
  • University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics - North Liberty17.28 miles away5 Lions Drive N Liberty Outreach Dialysis Unit North Liberty Iowa 52317Dialysis Stations: 12 (319) 467-7190