Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center is located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, a city with a total of 90,141 people. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road grade. You could definitely do worse than this nursing home. You also may want to review this facility's category grades below. We discuss short-term care in the next section.
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Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
This facility received a favorable short-term care grade this year. We awarded them a strong grade in that area, with a grade of B+. Short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a wide range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
It should also be noted that this nursing home's inspection score was strong as well. We gave it a B for inspections, which is one of our better scores. Inspection grades weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. While this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next area we graded was long-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a solid grade of C. In the area of long-term care, we focus on the amount of care offered by a nursing home, rather than more sophisticated services. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 98 percent of its patients. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
The next area we assessed was nursing, was this nursing home's least impressive category. We gave this facility a grade of D in that area. The nursing score includes quite a few subcategories, however, the primary one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This place averaged only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This facility fared well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.
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, 8.4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 4.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.26% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. More frequent bathing can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 12.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 21.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.24% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who are showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression may indicate a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 95.33% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 12.13% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some experts believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10.57% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who remained mobile levels. Some experts argue that mobility is important for residents' well-being.
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1.97 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 10.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 13.36 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 78.15% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term stay patients 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
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