Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home in Des Arc, Arkansas. This facility was given an overall grade of B, which is favorable score. At the end of the day, this place looks like a good fit for most people. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this ended up being a strong nursing home is that it earned a very impressive inspection rating. In fact, inspections turned out to be its best category. In that area, we awarded it an A-. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some are quite minor. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' scale. A few minor dings are not necessarily something to panic about.
Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing score is largely tied to the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning patients more frequently.
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Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the third category, this nursing home also received a score of B for its short-term care rating. This is a well above average grade in this category. In the category of short-term care, we endeavor to assess measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 4.7 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next category, this facility received a B- for long-term care, which we consider to be a respectable grade. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to skilled nursing, long-term care is an important category. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. We were somewhat surprised to discover that this nursing home vaccinated only 75.51021 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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, 8.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure measures the percentage of long-term patients which had a fall leading to serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.34% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by poor nursing care. More frequent bathing can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for a variety of conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 21.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.09% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents exhibiting symptoms of depression. Many in the industry argue this is a measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 95.41% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 14.1% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 14.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Des Arc Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12.92 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.