With an address in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Craighead Nursing Center is one of four available facilities there. We awarded this nursing home an overall grade of B+, which is a strong score. Indeed, this proved to be the number one rated facility in the city. Based on our analysis, you could do much worse than this nursing home. You should also take a look at this facility's category grades below. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph.
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Craighead Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our long-term care grade. If you are looking for anything other than short-term rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care grades. One of the datapoints we considered on top of nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 85.67073 percent of its residents. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
This nursing home also performed well in inspections. It earned a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with an A. Few nursing homes with an overall grade in this range performed this well in multiple categories. Inspection ratings are based on several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspections. Facilities that excel in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. This wasn't quite on par with some of its other category grades mentioned above. When computing our nursing ratings, we look at both nursing hours and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This particular nursing home provided just 0.6 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This figure is significantly below average. Lastly, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually a reliable indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we scored was short-term care. We gave this facility an acceptable grade in that area, with a grade of B-. While this isn't as high as many of this nursing home's other scores, it is nevertheless not a poor grade. Our short-term care grade is typically used to grade a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to offer better levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. We weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below 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, 10.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents that have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Craighead Nursing Center, 7.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that have had a fall resulting in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Craighead Nursing Center, 1.83% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often the result of worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Craighead Nursing Center, 9.27% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Craighead Nursing Center, 27.63% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Craighead Nursing Center, 0% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Craighead Nursing Center, 92.21% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Craighead Nursing Center, 14.63% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Craighead Nursing Center, 12.83% of Residents
This is the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Craighead Nursing Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Craighead Nursing Center, 12.83% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Scores for Jonesboro, AR
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B-plus
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
- St Bernards Regional Med Ctr-Dialysis4.15 miles away540 E Washington Jonesboro Arkansas 72401CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (870) 207-4477
- Nea Baptist Clinic - Hilltop6.5 miles away4909 E Johnson Ave Jonesboro Arkansas 72401Dialysis Stations: 12 (870) 336-3372