With an address in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Craighead Nursing Center is one of four available facilities there. We awarded this nursing home a decent overall grade of C. We were somewhat surprised to learn that it proved to be the number one rated nursing home in Jonesboro. Based on our analysis, there are certainly much worse nursing homes out there. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its exemplary inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Craighead Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
5101 Harrisburg Rd,
Jonesboro AR 72404
60.9% estimated occupancy 1
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A. Few facilities performed better in this area. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, we gave this nursing home a B in our long-term care category. This is one of our better grades. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. One of the criteria we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 94.19087 percent of its residents. This is a great way to minimize unnecessary deaths for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Turning to another strength for this facility, it also received an elite nursing grade. We gave this nursing home an impressive grade of D. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with quality and quantity of nursing care. This facility provided only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This place fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's worst area is short-term care, which is the final category we assessed. It received a lowly F in this category. Despite several respectable scores in other areas, this score is still concerning so we felt obligated to make a note of it. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Craighead Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Craighead Nursing Center, 8.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Craighead Nursing Center, 4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Craighead Nursing Center, 2.3% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term stay residents which suffered from a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Craighead Nursing Center, 12.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Craighead Nursing Center, 21.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were given antianxiety medications. These medications are typically used to treat residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Craighead Nursing Center, 2.07% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients showing symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Craighead Nursing Center, 95.87% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these vaccines vital to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Craighead Nursing Center, 11.98% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many in the industry argue that this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Craighead Nursing Center, 12.63% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay residents who maintained mobility.
In Craighead Nursing Center, 1.81 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 reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Craighead Nursing Center, 12.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Scores for Jonesboro, AR
- Overall Rating has a grade of D
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
Looking for more options? Jonesboro, Arkansas has 3 other nursing homes
- St Bernards Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.11 miles away225 E Jackson Jonesboro Arkansas 72401Voluntary non-profit - Private(870) 972-4100
- Nea Baptist Memorial HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.44 miles away4800 East Johnson Avenue Jonesboro Arkansas 72401Voluntary non-profit - Private(870) 972-7000
- Nea Baptist Clinic - Middlefield2.38 miles away3005 Middlefield Jonesboro Arkansas 72401Dialysis Stations: 15 (870) 934-5705
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- Nea Baptist Clinic - Hilltop6.5 miles away4909 E Johnson Ave Jonesboro Arkansas 72401Dialysis Stations: 12 (870) 336-3372