With an address in Dierks, Arkansas, Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center is the sole option we were able to find in the area. We gave it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack rating. Based on our ratings, this facility ought to meet the needs of many people. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its exemplary inspection reports, which you can find in the next section.
Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Occupational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This facility earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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 really what you like to see in this important metric.
Another one of this nursing home's stronger areas was in the category of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Nursing ratings are largely tied to a facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed was long-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a decent grade of C. For long-term care residents, the primary goal 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 residents. On top of considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our final category, we gave this nursing home a D for our short-term care category. This was the facility's worst category score. Naturally, this score hurt the nursing home's overall grade to a certain degree. Our short-term care ratings are arguably most critical for those in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. In this place's case, we found that it provided less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average facility. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 4.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics sunk this facility's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 8.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely linked to poor nursing care. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 2.34% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who are administered antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to having more patients suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 21.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 2.09% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 95.41% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 14.1% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' health.
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 1.79 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 Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 14.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 12.92 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 77.59% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with superior rehabilitation services.
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