With an address in Lonoke, Arkansas, Barnes Healthcare is one of a mere two available nursing homes in this area. With an overall score of B-, this appears to be a respectable facility. Based on our analysis, there are definitely much worse facilities out there. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it didn't have any bad scores in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
1010 Barnes Street,
Lonoke AR 72086
38.93% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
On top of having a decent overall score, we also wanted to point out that this facility received favorable health inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our better grades in this category, with a grade of B+. This is a notably better score than the facility's overall grade. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should note that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in this industry.
Short-term Care Quality
Another one of this facility's higher category scores came in the category of short-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B. It actually fared better than most facilities in this category. With our short-term care rating, we endeavor to craft a valuable measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess the facility's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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An additional reason we rated this facility so highly is that it received an A+ nursing score. This is simply as good as it gets in this area. Our nursing grade analyzes quite a few datapoints, but the paramount one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 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 place 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.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next category, this facility was awarded a grade of B- in long-term care, which is a decent score. For prospective patients seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 92.34694 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be somewhat below what we anticipated but still a decent figure. Nevertheless, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Barnes Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Barnes Healthcare, 8.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Barnes Healthcare, 4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term care residents that suffered falls which caused serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Barnes Healthcare, 2.3% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Barnes Healthcare, 12.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Barnes Healthcare, 21.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Barnes Healthcare, 2.07% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Barnes Healthcare, 95.87% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Barnes Healthcare, 11.98% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Barnes Healthcare, 12.63% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Barnes Healthcare, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Barnes Healthcare, 12.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Barnes Healthcare, 12.62 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
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