Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center is located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, a city with a total of 90,141 people. We awarded this facility an impressive overall grade of B. In fact, it turned out to be a bit better than the vast majority of the nursing homes in Fort Smith. You could certainly do much worse than this facility. This facility is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- 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
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This facility received a strong overall grade as described above, but we especially want to note its excellent short-term care score. We awarded them an A- in this area. In determining these short-term care ratings, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The purpose is to devise a barometer for comparing the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. Unfortunately, we were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that returned home from the facility. We found that 5.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
In addition, this facility also performed well in our inspection category, which is based on the facility's inspections. We awarded it a grade of B+ for that area. Our inspection grades are based on several pieces of information found on the a nursing home's government inspections. Nursing homes that score well in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this place had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in this industry.
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Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. Our nursing grade is based on several factors, many of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the next category, this nursing home was given a grade of B- in long-term care, which is an acceptable rating. In the category of long-term care, we assess the amount of care offered by a facility, rather than more healthcare-oriented services. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this nursing home administered the pneumonia vaccine to 97.05015 percent of its residents. This place keeps its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 8.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a reliable indicator of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely associated with lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing care can limit the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.34% of Patients had UTIs
This figure gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who have suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this statistic may be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.09% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Higher levels of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 95.41% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents that 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 Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that 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 Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 14.1% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were able to retain mobility.
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 14.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 12.92 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 77.59% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation services.
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
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