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 B+. A grade of this caliber requires favorable scores in most areas. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top third of all nursing homes in the United States. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which is addressed in the next section.
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Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 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
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of earning a strong overall grade, this nursing home performed even better in the area of inspections which is associated with the nursing home's recent government inspection reports. We gave it an A for this category, which is one of our highest grades. Our inspection grades weigh a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this area tend to have very few of these severe deficiencies. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing turned out to be its second best category grade. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of A-. In determining a nursing home's nursing rating, we assess the quantity of hours nurses are caring for residents as well as the levels of training of the nurses. This facility provided 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also received favorable long-term care grades in our assessment. Indeed, we gave them one of our higher scores in that area, with a grade of B. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to provide residents with closer supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we looked at was short-term care, in which this facility was given a grade of B-. This actually turned out to be this facility's worst area. This is still not a terrible score. Our short-term care ratings are likely more important for people in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates additional skilled nursing services. This includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we considered the number of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 4.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below 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, 9.09% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents which suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0.57% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are often associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.35% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 25% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many patients, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 29.01% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care residents that were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression may reveal a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 100% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 12.5% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 20.96% of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 20.96% of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 20.42% of Patients
Measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 70.77% of Resident
This is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services.
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