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Diamond Cove

  • Nursing Home

Updated Nov 1, 2019 by Nick Reese

1203 S Bend Drive,
Horseshoe Bend AR 72512

(870) 670-5134

38.97% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Diamond Cove has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Diamond Cove is an average-sized facility in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. This facility was given an overall grade of C, which is a respectable score. Based on our ratings, this facility likely wouldn't be a bad choice. The best part of this nursing home's report card is is its nursing score. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Specialized Services

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

On top of having a decent overall score, we also wanted to point out that this nursing home received favorable nursing marks this year. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a B. This proved to be the facility's top grade. The nursing score weighs many datapoints. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

We also awarded this nursing home a solid score in the area of long-term care, where we gave it a B-. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. On top of looking at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients. Finally, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we looked at is short-term care. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. In this nursing home's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical facility. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 3.6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

Unfortunately, this nursing home did not receive a favorable inspection score. We gave it a score of just D in this category. Inspection grades relate to a nursing home's inspection reports. Our inspection grades account for several factors included in a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the number and severity of deficiencies. This nursing home was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report. The only positive thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they created a threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility also received 3 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Diamond Cove Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Diamond Cove, 8.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: F

In Diamond Cove, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric tells you the percentage of long-term patients who experienced a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In Diamond Cove, 2.34% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are often associated with a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this datapoint can be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Diamond Cove, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Diamond Cove, 21.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents which were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In Diamond Cove, 2.09% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may be an indicator a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Diamond Cove, 95.41% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In Diamond Cove, 12.37% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom. Many argue this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Diamond Cove, 14.1% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: F

In Diamond Cove, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Diamond Cove, 14.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Diamond Cove, 77.59% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.