Heritage Square Healthcare Center is a nursing home located in Blytheville, Arkansas, a city with a population of 23,966 people. Sporting an overall score of C, this is likely a middle of the road nursing home. Based on our ratings, there are certainly far worse places out there. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Heritage Square Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jan 10, 2019 by Nick Lata
Note: Data for Heritage Square Healthcare Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.
Please note our records indicate that Heritage Square Healthcare Center has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies should not lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this facility's higher category scores was in the category of long-term care. This proved to be its second most favorable category. In that category, we gave this nursing home a B-. In our long-term care grade, we weigh the amount of care provided by a facility, as well as a few qualitative measures. We were missing a few datapoints in computing this place's long-term care score, so this might not be as accurate as our other category grades.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. Nursing grades are based largely on nurse staffing levels. This place averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, which is not an impressive total. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place actually excelled in some of the quality measures we assessed. In fact, it performed well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was short-term care, which is a low point for this facility. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D for short-term care. Short-term care grades are commonly used to assess a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. With its weak rating in this category, we weren't shocked to discover this facility offers substantially fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. The last metric we assessed in this category is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.