Heritage Skilled Nursing & Therapy is the only facility we found in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. This nursing home is a lower end facility. A grade in this range suggests we found a few red flags. This was not the worse facility we graded, however, we would still be very reluctant to recommend it. The only positive thing we can really say about this place is that it didn't receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
Heritage Skilled Nursing & Therapy
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Partnership
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Catheter Care
Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't give this facility a good overall grade, we actually gave it a strong grade in the category of inspections, where it earned a grade of B. Perhaps the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid facilities that have a long list of deficiencies. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next highest category ended up being its short-term care grade, where it received a B-. In our short-term care score, we endeavor to forge a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In doing so, we look at a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The critical question is whether this also affected quality of care. The last datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 5.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. There are many subcategories included in this category. Many of the criteria relate to levels of nurse staffing. This place averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily, which is a very low figure. Finally, while this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in a few of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did well in this subcategory.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the final area, we awarded this facility a grade of D in long-term care. This was the nursing home's weakest category grade. Long-term care ratings of this caliber generally are a bad sign for the quantity and quality of care provided by nurses and aids. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours is vaccines. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 92.59259 percent of its patients. To our surprise, this nursing home was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than most nursing homes. This is its best feature in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Skilled Nursing & Therapy Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 4.58% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often associated with poor nursing care. Better nursing protocols limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 3.45% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 13.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents which were given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 24.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 3.83% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 92.26% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 14.52% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and continence. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 16.45% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 16.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Skilled Nursing & Therapy, 70.64% Percentage of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.