Dierks Health & Rehab
402 S Arkansas Avenue, Dierks AR 71833 · (870) 286-3100 · 84% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Sara Levinsohn
Dierks Health & Rehab is in Dierks, Arkansas. This city has a population of 2,280 people. This nursing home is a solid facility, with an overall grade of C. This facility has some things working in its favor. This nursing home is stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 70 Beds
For profit - Corporation
To pair with its relatively modest overall score, we awarded this nursing home an A- for its inspection grade. This grade is far more impressive than its overall score. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection scores. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being relatively minor. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. This is a good sign for this nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's higher category grades came in the area of long-term care. This proved to be its second most respectable category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a C. In the category of long-term care, we look at the amount of services provided by a facility, as opposed to more medically-intensive services. Unfortunately, it looks like we are missing some of this facility's long-term care data. Without having access to the information regarding long-term care for this nursing home, it was challenging to fully grade the place in the area of long-term care.
This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of C. Nursing ratings are heavily correlated with levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 3.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This figure is significantly below the national average. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality measures. With less than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it did well in this subcategory. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of moving a resident at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we analyzed was short-term care. We gave it a grade of C in this area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. Our short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, this nursing home was below average in terms of its number of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the measures we assessed. The critical question is whether this adversely affected quality of care. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who returned home from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was actually well below the national average.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.