Located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab is one of four facilities in this city. Featuring an overall score of C, this is a solid facility. Based on our analysis, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of many people. More information on this facility's category grades is available below. Its best category is long-term care, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We awarded this facility a grade of A- for our long-term care rating. This score is far more impressive than its overall grade. Facilities that do well in this category typically provide patients with more supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 98.39229 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
This nursing home's inspection rating exceeded its overall grade as well. We awarded them one of our better grades in that category, with a B. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One key factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some end up being relatively 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
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Turning to another strength for this facility, it also earned an elite nursing grade. We gave this facility an impressive grade of D. The nursing rating weighs many components, however, the most important consideration is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This place provided only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This facility performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive category was short-term care, which is the last area we assessed. We gave it a lowly F in this area. Despite a few acceptable grades in other categories, this score is still alarming so we felt obligated to make sure you are aware. Our short-term care grades are probably more important for those requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Based on its abysmal rating in this area, we weren't surprised to learn this place offers significantly fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most facilities. Lastly, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 3.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, around half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
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, 9.68% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 4.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 2.03% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely the result of worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Note that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 3.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in limited 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 Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 24.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 0% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many believe that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 95.45% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient health.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 17.31% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 9.91% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that were able to retain mobility.
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 0.01 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 9.91% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 13.44% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Chapel Ridge Health and Rehab, 69.09% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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 B-plus
Looking for more options? Fort Smith, Arkansas has 3 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
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