Bear Creek Healthcare is a large nursing home located in De Queen, Arkansas. This nursing home turns out to be a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of C. You can certainly do worse than this nursing home. More information on this facility's category grades may be found below. Its best category was long-term care, which is discussed in the next section.
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Bear Creek Healthcare
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home really excelled in the area of long-term care, with an A in this area. This really helped its overall score quite a bit. For prospective patients looking for a permanent place to live rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are very important. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 87.23404 percent of its patients. This is a bit below what we anticipated. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
This facility performed well in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it an C for that category, which is one of our highest grades. Our nursing score is mostly associated with a facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically a reliable indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.
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Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the area of short-term care, this facility was awarded just a D in this area. Our short-term care grades are critical for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. With its abysmal grade in this category, we were not shocked to learn that this place offers significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The last category we assessed was inspections. This nursing home did not receive favorable government inspections in recent years. We gave it an F in this category. This ended up pulling down this nursing home's overall grade significantly. For nursing homes with poor inspection scores, you should really focus on any severe deficiencies found on their inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with 3 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we can say is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that indicate that they caused a risk to resident health or safety. Finally, this nursing home also has been assessed large government fines recently.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bear Creek Healthcare Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bear Creek Healthcare, 8.4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that 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 care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bear Creek Healthcare, 4.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term patients that experienced falls which resulted in major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bear Creek Healthcare, 2.26% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing limits the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bear Creek Healthcare, 12.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bear Creek Healthcare, 21.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bear Creek Healthcare, 2.24% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bear Creek Healthcare, 95.33% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bear Creek Healthcare, 12.13% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bear Creek Healthcare, 10.57% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Bear Creek Healthcare, 1.97 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bear Creek Healthcare, 10.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.