Heritage Square Healthcare Center
710 No Ruddle Road, Blytheville AR 72316 · (870) 763-3654 · 77.32% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Nick Reese
Heritage Square Healthcare Center is one of just a couple available facilities in Blytheville, Arkansas. With an overall rating of C, this is likely a decent nursing home. Based on our ratings, this facility has some redeeming qualities. This facility didn't excel in every category we looked at, but it did not receive any terrible grades either. Additional information about its category grades can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 86 Beds
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The primary reason this facility received a decent overall score is its impeccable health inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of A. This is a notably better score than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but certainly not elite. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this place had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this facility's more favorable category scores came in the area of long-term care. This proved to be its second most favorable category. In that category, we gave this facility a B-. In crafting our long-term care scores, we analyze the nursing home's personal care services. We were unable to find a few datapoints in calculating this nursing home's long-term care score, so this might not be as accurate as some of our other category grades.
This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of C. The nursing score is based on several subcategories, however, the primary one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility provided just 3.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. Although this place got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of these quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this subcategory. This is often an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a resident even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed is short-term care, which is a weak link for this facility. We awarded this facility a D for short-term care. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is typically a useful measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Not surprisingly, we learned that this facility provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average nursing home. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics sunk this facility's short-term care score.
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