Located in Star City, Arkansas, East Point Health and Rehab is the only nursing home we identified in the city. With an overall grade of C, this appears to be a solid nursing home. You could definitely do worse than this place. The best part of this place's report card was is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section.
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East Point Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
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Top Nursing Home in Arkansas Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Star City, Arkansas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of having a decent overall rating, we also want to point out that this facility received favorable health inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a B+. This is a much better grade than the nursing home's overall score. These inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. We were not able to locate information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Without having access to all of the deficiency data for this nursing home, it is difficult to assess the place in terms of this category.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best area was short-term care. We gave it a grade of C in this area. This is basically a middle of the pack score in this area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we assess a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is generally a meaningful assessment of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, this facility was below average in terms of its number of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below the national average.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home in any area came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. We analyzed the skill-level of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses spent with residents, in computing our rating in this area. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is significantly below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. Although this facility got docked a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this subcategory. This can be a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as having a system of turning residents even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed is long-term care. We awarded it a grade of C in that area. This is a fair grade in this category. In our long-term care score, we assess the sheer quantity of care offered by a facility, along with a series of quality statistics. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 94.93671 percent of its residents, which is more than the majority of nursing homes. This place was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
East Point Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In East Point Health and Rehab, 8.77% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents that are suffering from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In East Point Health and Rehab, 3.16% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In East Point Health and Rehab, 3.97% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who had a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between nursing homes due to facilities having inconsistent reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In East Point Health and Rehab, 38.89% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In East Point Health and Rehab, 26.67% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients that were administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In East Point Health and Rehab, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In East Point Health and Rehab, 97.47% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In East Point Health and Rehab, 11.54% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In East Point Health and Rehab, 9.08% of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term patients who remained mobile levels.
In East Point Health and Rehab, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In East Point Health and Rehab, 9.08% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In East Point Health and Rehab, 22.63% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In East Point Health and Rehab, 88.8% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.