Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a facility located in Des Arc, Arkansas. The city has a population of 2,867 people. This facility received an overall grade of B, which is a very respectable score. Based on our assessment, this nursing home is a solid choice for quite a few people. Fortunately, this facility didn't have any weak links in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
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
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being a quality facility overall, this facility really excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A-. Few facilities performed better in that category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. This place was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies an imminent risk to resident health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.
Short-term Care Quality
An additional quality feature for this nursing home is that it received an impressive short-term care score. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B+. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation. To provide good rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to feature higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home is also above average in the area of long-term care, where it was awarded a score of B. It performed better than most facilities in this area. Facilities that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to patients. After looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 98.039215 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
The next category we graded is nursing. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in that category. The nursing score is based on several subcategories, most of which are tied to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is a low total compared to most other nursing homes. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this nursing home fared better in some of the quality measures we looked at. It performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12.82% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percent of long-term patients that developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 5.39% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4.65% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 21.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10.38% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 99.02% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12.35% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 7.39% of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels. Some experts argue that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical health of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 7.39% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 19.32% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 90.84% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percentage of short-term stay residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.