Located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Davis Life Care Center is the sole nursing home we found in the city. This nursing home was given an F, which is really a bottom of the barrel score in our grading scheme. Based on our assessment, you'd be better off to steer clear of this nursing home. Finally, we were surprised to learn that this place earned a decent grade in the area of short-term care. We provide more information about this category below.
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Davis Life Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
Although we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it received a fairly respectable short-term care grade this year. We gave it a C in that category, which was the closest thing to a bright spot we found for this place. Short-term care scores are important for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. Finally, we considered the number of patients who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit below average.
One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing rating. In that category, we gave this nursing home an D. When calculating a nursing home's nursing rating, we consider the number of hours nurses are seeing residents as well as the skill levels of those nurses. With only 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily, this nursing home's nurse staffing levels were quite a bit below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
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Unfortunately, with a grade of D in the inspection category, this facility performed relatively poorly in that area. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. You should be especially cautious when considering a nursing home that has severe deficiencies on its inspection reports. This nursing home was hit with a category J or K deficiency, which rank among the worst deficiencies. Finally, we also want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was assessed significant government fines of more than $50,000. This often suggests that CMS inspectors grew tired after multiple years of bad government inspections.
Long-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the fourth area, this facility didn't fare well in this category either. Due to a poor grade of F in long-term care, this is just about as terrible as it gets. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a bad sign for patient care and it may mean that the place is not as well-staffed. Once we looked at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination data. We were disappointed to learn that this facility vaccinated just 50.314465 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Surprisingly, this facility was actually able to limit hospitalizations. With only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has less hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes. This is its best score in this category.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Davis Life Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Davis Life Care Center, 8.4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Davis Life Care Center, 4.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Davis Life Care Center, 2.26% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this metric is affected by by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Davis Life Care Center, 12.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Davis Life Care Center, 21.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This measures the percent of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Davis Life Care Center, 2.24% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Davis Life Care Center, 95.33% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Davis Life Care Center, 12.13% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Davis Life Care Center, 10.57% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Davis Life Care Center, 1.97 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Davis Life Care Center, 10.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Davis Life Care Center, 13.36 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
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