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Ballard Nursing Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

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

201 West 5th Street,
Ada OK 74820

(580) 436-1414

57.26% estimated occupancy 1

Ballard Nursing Center is one of just a few available facilities in Ada, Oklahoma. This facility was given an A- overall, which is among the most impressive ratings that we offer. A grade in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. We were not surprised to discover that this proved to be the top nursing home in Ada. If you look further down this page, you will see this place's category grades, which are also strong.

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

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are relatively minor. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Contributing to its fine profile, this facility also received a strong long-term care grade, with a grade of A. For patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 80.314964 percent of its residents. This is a bit less than we were hoping for. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

To complement its strong performance in other areas, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Nursing grades are based in large part on quantity of nursing care available. This facility provided 0 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Switching gears to our next category, this facility was awarded a high-end short-term care rating. Even though this isn't as elite as many of its other grades, this is nevertheless one of the more impressive scores we offer. In calculating our short-term care scores, we scrutinize a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other licensed professionals. This category is typically a reliable assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. It does not appear that this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Finally, we considered the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Ballard Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Ballard Nursing Center, 8.97% 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, 4.39% 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, 3.49% 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: B

In Ballard Nursing Center, 14.15% 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, 24.47% 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, 3.91% 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, 92.49% 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: B-plus

In Ballard Nursing Center, 14.12% 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

In Ballard Nursing Center, 14.93% 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, 1.77 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

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

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Ballard Nursing Center, 14.93 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: A

In Ballard Nursing Center, 14.86 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, 71.57% 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