Arkansas Convalescent Center is a senior living facility located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. This city has a population of 51,670 people. Featuring an overall grade of C, this is likely a middle of the road nursing home. Based on our ratings, this facility has some redeeming qualities. One of the best aspects of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
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Arkansas Convalescent Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Our inspection grades are tied to datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that CMS didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an immediate threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a favorable grade in long-term care. This facility received a B in this area, which happens to be one of our better scores. For long-term care residents, the primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours was vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 69.68326 percent of its residents. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Moving on to another strength for this facility, it also earned an elite nursing grade. We gave this facility an D. The nursing score assesses quite a few subcategories, most of which are associated with levels of nurse staffing. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the last category, this nursing home really did not fare well. Due to a poor grade of F in short-term care, this is this nursing home's weakest grade. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be most important for people requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. With a score of this caliber for this category, we weren't stunned to find that this place was below average in the two key staffing metrics we assess. The facility supplied far fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who eventually returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Arkansas Convalescent Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 8.4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 4.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term residents which experienced a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in computing nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 2.26% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 12.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 21.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 2.24% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 95.33% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 12.13% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 10.57% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents that were able to retain mobility. Many believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical well-being.
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 1.97 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 10.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 13.36 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 patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 78.15% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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