Ballard Nursing Center is a small nursing home located in Ada, Oklahoma. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A score of this caliber requires respectable scores in most areas. As far as we can see, this place looks like a solid choice for most people. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card was its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph
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Ballard Nursing Center
- 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 - Individual
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a quality overall grade as described above, but we especially want to emphasize its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This nursing home received 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This indicates that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent risk to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's above average category grades came in the area of long-term care. We awarded them one of our higher scores in that category, with a score of B+. For patients looking for a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care is an important category. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 70 percent of its residents. This is slightly less than we were hoping for. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Turning to the area of nursing care, this was not one of this facility's strong suits. We awarded it a grade of D in this category. Clearly, this facility performed much better in the categories discussed above. The nursing rating is based on quite a few factors, many of which are based on nursing hours. This facility provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is not a very impressive figure. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This place fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these datapoints to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the fourth category, we gave this nursing home a D for short-term care. This was the facility's worst category grade. Of course, this score hurt the facility's overall grade a bit. Short-term care scores are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a broad scope of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. It looks like this facility was subpar in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its patients based on the staffing figures we assessed. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics sunk this facility's short-term care grade.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ballard Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ballard Nursing Center, 11.34% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ballard Nursing Center, 1.25% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ballard Nursing Center, 9.09% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ballard Nursing Center, 17.45% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term residents which were given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ballard Nursing Center, 13.04% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that were administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ballard Nursing Center, 0% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ballard Nursing Center, 67.89% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ballard Nursing Center, 12.17% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ballard Nursing Center, 12.48% of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Ballard Nursing Center, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ballard Nursing Center, 12.48% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ballard Nursing Center, 3.88% of Patients
This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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