Arkansas Convalescent Center is a senior living facility located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. This city has a population of 51,670 people. This isn't a bad nursing home with a C overall grade. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Pine Bluff. Based on our ratings, this nursing home likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's profile is its stellar inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
Arkansas Convalescent Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an elite inspection score. In fact, its inspection score was far superior to its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave it an A. These inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this nursing home's higher category scores came in the category of long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B. It actually fared better than most nursing homes in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccine to 97.807014 percent of its patients. This is a proven method to minimize negative health outcomes for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second lowest score is short-term care, where it earned just a D in that area. This is a well below average score. In the category of short-term care, we try to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 3.7 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.
The final category we scored was nursing, which proved to be a low point for this nursing home. We gave this facility a D in nursing. We assessed the licensure of nurses employed by the facility, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses worked with residents, in computing our rating in this area. This nursing home provided only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This place performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these data points to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Arkansas Convalescent Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 8.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care patients that developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 2.34% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 21.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 2.09% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 95.41% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some experts believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 14.1% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 14.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 12.92 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 care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Arkansas Convalescent Center, 77.59% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's often correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Scores for Pine Bluff, AR
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Pine Bluff, Arkansas has 3 other nursing homes
- Jefferson Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 1.83 miles away1600 West 40th Avenue Pine Bluff Arkansas 71603Voluntary non-profit - Private(870) 541-7100