Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center is located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, a city with a total of 90,141 people. With an overall score of B, we found this nursing home to be one of the top three facilities in Fort Smith. An overall grade in this range is a reliable indication of a respectable nursing home. You can certainly do much worse than this place. This facility was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this facility an A- for our short-term care grade. Short-term care ratings are crucial for residents needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other types of therapy. We weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Adding to its quality profile, this facility also earned favorable health inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these items by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B. When calculating a nursing home's nursing grade, we weigh the amount of time nurses are with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Arkansas in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning a patient at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we scored is long-term care. We awarded this facility a B- in this category. Our long-term care grades are more critical for residents needing more conventional services associated with personal care. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 97.4359 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is more than most nursing homes. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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, 8.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients which developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Closer supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, 2.3% 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, 12.13% 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, 21.55% 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, 2.07% 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, 95.87% 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, 11.98% 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, 12.63% 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, 1.81 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, 12.63 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, 12.62 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, 77.48% 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 B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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