Dewitt Nursing Home is located in De Witt, Arkansas. This city has 5,161 people. Featuring an overall score of A-, this is clearly a very impressive facility. We flat out can't say enough good things about this nursing home. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card is its long-term care score. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next paragraph
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Dewitt Nursing Home
- 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
- 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
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Long-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our long-term care rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are kept in good health. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 93.57798 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which happens to be slightly less than we were hoping for but still a decent percentage. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A- in this category. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Adding to its strong resume, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with a grade of A-. Our nursing rating weighs several components, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a patient at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at was short-term care, in which this nursing home received a grade of B-. Even though this proved to be its poorest category grade, this is nevertheless nothing to be ashamed of. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents 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.
Dewitt Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 8.4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 4.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients that have suffered falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 2.26% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who sustained UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 12.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. These drugs are used for several conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 21.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 2.24% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 95.33% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 12.13% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Some believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 10.57% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 1.97 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dewitt Nursing Home, 10.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
- Dewitt Hospital & Nursing Home, IncCritical Access Hospitals 0.13 miles away1641 Whitehead Drive De Witt Arkansas 72042Voluntary non-profit - Private(870) 946-3571