Arkansas Health Center is a very-large government-owned nursing home located in Benton, Arkansas. This nursing home is a quality facility, with an overall grade of B+. Based on our ratings, you can do much worse than this place. This facility also received phenomenal ratings in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Arkansas Health Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
6701 Hwy 67,
Benton AR 72015
67.17% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A- for our inspections rating. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
This nursing home performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Our nursing grade is primarily tied to a facility's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 4.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which was among the highest totals we found. Finally, we also looked at nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing scores. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these metrics as good indicators of the caliber of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also strong in the area of long-term care, where it was awarded a score of B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this area. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After assessing the very impressive nursing care provided by this nursing home, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 99.28571 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.57 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home had fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is short-term care, where this nursing home received a B. This facility did not end up having any real weaknesses. In computing our short-term care ratings, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to formulate a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Arkansas Health Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Arkansas Health Center, 8.47% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that have new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Arkansas Health Center, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients that experienced a fall which caused severe injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Arkansas Health Center, 2.32% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Arkansas Health Center, 12.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Arkansas Health Center, 21.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Arkansas Health Center, 2% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are showing signs of depression. Some would argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Arkansas Health Center, 95.84% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Arkansas Health Center, 12.45% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Arkansas Health Center, 14.17% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Arkansas Health Center, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Arkansas Health Center, 14.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Scores for Benton, AR
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
Looking for more options? Benton, Arkansas has 3 other nursing homes
- Saline Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 4.94 miles away#1 Medical Park Drive Benton Arkansas 72015Proprietary(501) 776-6000
- Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Springs CountyAcute Care Hospitals 14.02 miles away1001 Schneider Drive Malvern Arkansas 72104Voluntary non-profit - Private(501) 332-1000
- Davita - Saline County Dialysis4.45 miles awayGround Level-1200 N Main Ste 2 Benton Arkansas 72015Dialysis Stations: 12 (501) 776-1816
- Fmcna - Benton5.95 miles away2101 Congo Rd Benton Arkansas 72015Dialysis Stations: 16 (501) 776-1418
- Davita - Malvern Dialysis14.4 miles away1590 Tanner Rd Malvern Arkansas 72104Dialysis Stations: 26 (501) 332-3000
- Davita - South Little Rock19.97 miles away6115 Baseline Rd Little Rock Arkansas 72209CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 13 (501) 570-0543