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Ballard Nursing Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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Ballard Nursing Center's website

201 West 5th Street,
Ada OK 74820

(580) 436-1414

55.34% estimated occupancy 1

Ballard Nursing Center is one of just a few available facilities in Ada, Oklahoma. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B-. A grade of this caliber requires some decent scores. As As it turns out, this is actually rated as the best facility in Ada. More information on this nursing home's category grades is available below. Its best category is long-term care, which is discussed in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Oncology Care
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition

Registered Staff Hours

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Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This place excelled in the category of long-term care, where it received an A. Few facilities fared better in this category. If not for this grade, this facility's overall grade would have been lower. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary objective is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 82.11382 percent of its patients. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition, this nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of A. Few nursing homes performed as well in this area. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of C in this category. We assessed the skill-level of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours the nurses spent with residents, in determining our rating in this category. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The last area we analyzed was short-term care, which ended up being this nursing home's least impressive area. It received an abysmal F for this area, which is clearly a major concern. With our short-term care category, we strive to create a sound barometer for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we assess a facility's scope of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients that were able to return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.3 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Ballard Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Ballard Nursing Center, 9.14% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Ballard Nursing Center, 4.58% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Ballard Nursing Center, 3.45% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Ballard Nursing Center, 13.96% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Ballard Nursing Center, 24.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Ballard Nursing Center, 3.83% of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression. Increased levels of depression may indicate worse patient care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Ballard Nursing Center, 92.26% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A

In Ballard Nursing Center, 14.52% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and eating. Many argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Ballard Nursing Center, 16.45% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Many in the industry argue that mobility is critical to patients health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Ballard Nursing Center, 1.65 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Ballard Nursing Center, 16.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Ballard Nursing Center, 15.05 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Ballard Nursing Center, 70.64% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mercy Hospital AdaAcute Care Hospitals 2.63 miles away430 North Monte Vista Ada Oklahoma 74820Voluntary non-profit - Private(580) 332-2323
  • Chickasaw Nation Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.57 miles away1921 Stonecipher Blvd Ada Oklahoma 74820Voluntary non-profit - Other(580) 436-3980

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmcna - Ada Dialysis Ctr0.66 miles away324 Nw j.A. Richardson Loop Ada Oklahoma 74820Dialysis Stations: 21 (580) 421-9131