Ashton Place Health and Rehab is in Barling, Arkansas. This city has 4,735 people. This facility appears to be one of the better facilities we looked at. A grade in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. We were so impressed with this facility that we ranked it in the top quarter of all nursing homes in the United States. The best aspect of this nursing home's strong profile is its long-term care rating. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph
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Ashton Place Health and Rehab
- 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
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Adding to its impressive category scores, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A. Inspection scores are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. We analyzed the skill-level of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the number of hours the nurses worked with residents, in calculating our score in this category. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed was short-term care. We gave this nursing home an acceptable grade in that area, with a B-. Even though this isn't as dominant as several of this nursing home's other scores, it is still not a poor grade. Short-term care scores are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. We were not able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ashton Place Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ashton Place Health and Rehab, 3.24% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ashton Place Health and Rehab, 1.91% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls which result in injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ashton Place Health and Rehab, 0.33% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ashton Place Health and Rehab, 0.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ashton Place Health and Rehab, 10.18% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ashton Place Health and Rehab, 0% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ashton Place Health and Rehab, 99.4% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ashton Place Health and Rehab, 6.36% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ashton Place Health and Rehab, 6.61% of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Ashton Place Health and Rehab, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ashton Place Health and Rehab, 6.61% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ashton Place Health and Rehab, 10.13% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ashton Place Health and Rehab, 90.8% of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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