Brighton Ridge is in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, a city with a population of 8,158 people. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is one of the highest ratings we offer. A grade in this range requires first-rate scores across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top quarter of all facilities in the nation. If you scroll down, you will see this place's category ratings, which are also strong.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
235 Huntsville Road,
Eureka Springs AR 72632
22.3% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its superb profile, this facility also excelled in our long-term care category. In fact, we awarded it a score of A- for the category. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 96.80851 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a life threatening condition for nursing home residents so we like it when a nursing home doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. In calculating our nursing grades, we weigh both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to our final area, this nursing home also performed admirably in our short-term care category. In fact, we gave it a grade of B+ in this category. This wrapped up a very impressive report card. Our short-term care scores are thought to be more critical for folks in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last datapoint we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Brighton Ridge Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Brighton Ridge, 8.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Brighton Ridge, 4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Brighton Ridge, 2.3% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who had UTI's. UTI's could be an indication of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this statistic can be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Brighton Ridge, 12.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Brighton Ridge, 21.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Brighton Ridge, 2.07% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Brighton Ridge, 95.87% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Brighton Ridge, 11.98% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Brighton Ridge, 12.63% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Brighton Ridge, 12.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
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