Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is located in Atkins, Arkansas. This city has 6,765 people. This facility was given an A- overall, which is a very strong score. In fact, this nursing home ended up being one of the 25 best facilities in Arkansas. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive long-term care score, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- 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 - Corporation
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. Facilities that excel in long-term care typically provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we finished looking at the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 98.96373 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly is often a life threatening condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we gave this nursing home a grade of A for inspections. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better grades in this category usually have few severe deficiencies. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. Our nursing rating considers a variety of subcategories. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we rated is short-term care. This nursing home was given a favorable short-term care score this year, with a grade of B-. Even though this wasn't quite as good as some of its other grades, this is still an acceptable rating in that category. With our short-term care category, we attempt to create a sound gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 6.2 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 8.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients which had falls which caused severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.34% of Patients had UTIs
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who have had a UTI. While a higher rate infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 21.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.09% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who are showing symptoms of depression. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 95.41% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and continence. Many believe that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 14.1% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.
In Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 14.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation 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 patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 77.59% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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