Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab is a senior living facility located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, which has a total of 90,141 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A grade in this range requires quality scores in most areas. If you take a look at the other options in Fort Smith, we are confident you will find this nursing home to be a better option than most of the nursing homes in the city. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card is its inspection grade. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
4623 Rogers Ave,
Fort Smith AR 72903
51.14% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a strong overall grade as described above, but we especially want to emphasize its excellent government inspections in recent years. We awarded it an A+ in this area. Inspection ratings account for a host of factors included in a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this area usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this nursing home's other accomplishments is its first-rate long-term care grade. It received one of our most impressive scores in that area, with a grade of A. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 97.22222 percent of its patients, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.69 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.
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Turning to the category of nursing care, this facility didn't perform quite as well in this area as some of the categories discussed above. Nevertheless, a grade of C in this category is by no means a bad score. Our nursing score is based on quite a few subcategories, but the most important one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. Based on the CMS data, this nursing home offers 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at a few nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these statistics. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed well in this statistic.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final category, we awarded this facility a D in the area of short-term care. This was the nursing home's worst category score. Of course, this grade pulled down the nursing home's overall profile to some degree. Our short-term care scores are arguably most important for those needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically mandates additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents that were able to return home from this facility. It performed better in this area, with 52 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 8.47% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which have experienced falls resulting in serious injury. We use this statistic in determining nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 2.32% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 12.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay residents who were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 21.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 2% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression. Many argue that this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 95.84% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 12.45% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 14.17% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that mobility is critical to patients mental and physical health.
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 14.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 12.98 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 77.49% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior rehabilitation.
Scores for Fort Smith, AR
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
Looking for more options? Fort Smith, Arkansas has 5 other nursing homes
- Mercy Hospital Fort SmithAcute Care Hospitals 1.82 miles away7301 Rogers Ave Fort Smith Arkansas 72903Voluntary non-profit - Private(479) 314-6000
- Baptist Health - Fort SmithAcute Care Hospitals 2.36 miles away1001 Towson Avenue Fort Smith Arkansas 72901Proprietary(479) 441-4000
- Sparks Medical Center - Van BurenAcute Care Hospitals 5.14 miles away211 Crawford Memorial Drive Van Buren Arkansas 72956Proprietary(479) 474-3401
- Ft Smith Regional Dialysis Ctr5.1 miles away2201 Brooken Hill Dr Fort Smith Arkansas 72908CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 55 (479) 755-6700