Cave City Nursing Home is a nursing home located in Cave City, Arkansas, a city with 4,814 people. With an overall rating of C, this is a decent nursing home. Based on all of the relevant data, there are definitely far worse nursing homes out there. The best part of this nursing home's report card is is its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
Cave City Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
442 Taylor Circle,
Cave City AR 72521
74.33% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it received a favorable inspection grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Based on this, we had favorable view of this facility's recent inspections.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was awarded a favorable long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded them a B in this area, which is one of our better. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we assessed the amount of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 90.51724 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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An additional reason we rated this facility so highly is that it received an A+ nursing rating. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. In calculating our nursing grades, we weigh both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a system of moving patients at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we scored is short-term care, which proved to be this facility's least impressive category. We awarded this nursing home a D in that area. With our short-term care category, we endeavor to create a fair gauge for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze a facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Considering its grade in this category, we were not stunned to learn that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the data we looked at. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 4.5 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Cave City Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Cave City Nursing Home, 8.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cave City Nursing Home, 4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cave City Nursing Home, 2.3% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which experienced a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cave City Nursing Home, 12.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Cave City Nursing Home, 21.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cave City Nursing Home, 2.07% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients demonstrating depressive symptoms. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cave City Nursing Home, 95.87% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cave City Nursing Home, 11.98% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate erosion of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cave City Nursing Home, 12.63% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Cave City Nursing Home, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cave City Nursing Home, 12.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cave City Nursing Home, 12.62 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cave City Nursing Home, 77.48% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements.
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