Cave City Nursing Home is a nursing home located in Cave City, Arkansas, a city with 4,814 people. With an overall rating of B, this is a good option. Based on all of the relevant data, you could do much worse than this facility. If you scroll down, you will see this nursing home's category grades, which are also quite good.
Cave City Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, this nursing home received a B+ for its nursing rating. Nursing ratings are based largely on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be quite minor. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the next area, this facility also received a grade of B for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our short-term care grade is commonly employed to gauge a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to offer high-end rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home provided registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was long-term care, where this facility was given a grade of B. This nursing home proved to be strong across the board. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. After considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 90.49774 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is a bit less than we were hoping for but still a decent figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, we were pleased to find facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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, 8.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Cave City Nursing Home, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients which had falls which resulted in serious injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Cave City Nursing Home, 2.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Cave City Nursing Home, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs 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 Cave City Nursing Home, 21.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Cave City Nursing Home, 2.09% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression could be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Cave City Nursing Home, 95.41% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Cave City Nursing Home, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Cave City Nursing Home, 14.1% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Cave City Nursing Home, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Cave City Nursing Home, 14.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Cave City Nursing Home, 12.92 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Cave City Nursing Home, 77.59% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
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