Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation is one of a mere two available nursing homes located in Star City, Arkansas. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of C. A grade of this caliber requires some respectable scores. This place has some things going for it. One of the best aspects of this facility's report card is its exemplary inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
702 No Drew St,
Star City AR 71667
53.47% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless health inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Based on this, we still had a generally favorable view of this facility's recent inspections.
Long-term Care Quality
We also gave this facility a strong grade in long-term care. This nursing home received a B+ in this category, which turns out to be one of our better scores. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. After we finished looking at the volume of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.4898 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is too frequently a dangerous condition for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Finally, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Moving on to another strength for this facility, it also earned an elite nursing score. In fact, we gave this facility an impressive grade of D. The nursing grade assesses several factors, but the paramount one is the quantity of nurse hours per patient per week. This facility averaged a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This figure is quite a bit below the national average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing ratings. This facility performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to the final area, this facility didn't perform very well. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in short-term care, this was this facility's weakest category. Our short-term care ratings are presumably more critical for individuals needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation usually requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not only nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. As you might expect, we found that this nursing home provides substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical facility. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 8.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term residents who have sustained falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.3% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term patients which sustained a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 12.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 21.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.07% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 95.87% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 11.98% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and eating.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 12.63% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were able to retain mobility.
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 12.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 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 care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 77.48% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term care residents that saw functional improvements.
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