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 C, 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 Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
402 S Arkansas Avenue,
Dierks AR 71833
80% estimated occupancy 1
- 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 certainly a good sign for the quality of care at this nursing home.
This nursing home performed well in the area of nursing. We gave it a grade of C for that category, which is one of our highest scores. Nursing grades are mostly associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. This figure is far below average. Lastly, nursing scores also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its residents.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facilities third best category is long-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in this category. This is basically a middle of the pack grade in this category. In determining our long-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is better than the average nursing home. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we rated is short-term care. This nursing home was awarded a grade of C for this area. In calculating our short-term care grades, we analyze the nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The purpose is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of various facilities. In this facility'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 hope is always that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. The last statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents that eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below average.
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, 8.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that suffered falls which caused major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 2.3% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. However, this datapoint can also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 12.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 21.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 2.07% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 95.87% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 11.98% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 12.63% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 12.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Dierks Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 12.62 Percentage of Patients
This indicates 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 having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
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