Diamond Cove is an average-sized nursing home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. Featuring an overall grade of C, this looks like a solid nursing home. You could certainly do worse than this facility. One of the highlights of this facility's report card is its strong nursing grade, which we will address in the next section.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+
Historical

This nursing home's nursing grade is more impressive than its overall grade. Due to a strong performance in this area, it received one of our better scores in nursing with a B+. In calculating our nursing scores, we look at both staffing levels and the levels of licensure of those nurses. This nursing home provides 4.7 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is better than what is offered by most facilities. Lastly, we also factored a few quality-based metrics into our nursing ratings. This facility was relatively weak in several of the metrics we assess, with below average percentages for minimizing its patients' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are usually good indicators of the quality of nursing care offered.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: BFeb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+
Historical

We also awarded this facility an impressive score in short-term care. This facility received a grade of B in this category, which is one of our more favorable grades. Our short-term care grades are crucial for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates additional skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. One of this nursing home's strengths is physical therapy hours. We found that it offers more hours with physical therapists to its residents than most facilities. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 35.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: DNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: B-Feb 19: B-Mar 19: B-Apr 19: B-May 19: B-Jun 19: B-Jul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: B-
Historical

This nursing home's third most favorable area is its long-term care grade, where it received a grade of B-. Our long-term care grade is generally used to gauge a nursing home's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a skilled nursing facility. After assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. We were optimistic to learn that this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. The last datapoint we assessed was its hospitalization rate. Here we found that this nursing home had 4.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Although this figure is somewhat concerning, this statistic may be skewed for some facilities due to the preexisting medical conditions of patients.

Facility Inspections

D
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: FMay 19: CJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: F
Historical

The last category we looked at was inspections. This ended up being this facility's worst grade. We gave it a D in this category. Since this data is collected by government inspectors, we weight it heavily in our assessment. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One key factor is deficiencies. We suggest you scrutinize the level of severity of those deficiencies. This particular nursing home had 2 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a risk to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility also received 3 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
NA
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Diamond Cove Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by remaining in the same position for too long.

Provider
F
23.08%
State
B
7.13%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.

Provider
F
8.62%
State
B
3.75%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with poorer hygiene.

Provider
D
5.22%
State
B
2.72%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used to treat several medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders.

Provider
F
34.23%
State
B+
12.38%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
F
57.29%
State
B-
22.57%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percent of residents exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
C
5.15%
State
A-
1.86%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Provider
B+
98.61%
State
B+
94.82%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and continence.

Provider
B+
12.64%
State
B+
13.76%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This tells you the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
B+
17.87%
State
B-
14.39%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.

Provider
F
2.85
State
B-
2.15
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
B-
17.87
State
B+
14.39
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of rehabilitation performance.

Provider
F
33.54%
State
B+
73.77%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

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