Dewitt Nursing Home is located in De Witt, Arkansas. This city has 5,161 people. Featuring an overall score of B, this appears to be a very respectable nursing home. In addition, this is a hospital-based nursing home, which may add peace of mind for prospective patients with significant health conditions. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph
Dewitt Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Radiation Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home received a strong overall grade as described above, but we especially want to point out its nearly flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave it an A- in this category. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home an A-. The nursing rating considers a host of datapoints. The most important one is the number of hours nurses spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility was given a strong long-term care score as well. We awarded it one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 94.78261 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the fourth category, this nursing home was given an acceptable short-term care grade of B-. In crafting our short-term care grades, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to formulate a scale for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various nursing homes. It doesn't look like this facility provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last statistic we looked at in this category is the percentage of patients that were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dewitt Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 8.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that have experienced a fall which caused serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 2.3% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who experienced a UTI. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 12.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 21.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients who are administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 2.07% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 95.87% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 11.98% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 12.63% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 12.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
- Dewitt Hospital & Nursing Home, IncCritical Access Hospitals 0.13 miles away1641 Whitehead Drive De Witt Arkansas 72042Voluntary non-profit - Private(870) 946-3571