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. We rated this nursing home as one of the top 50 facilities in Arkansas. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation
- 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our inspections rating. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. Our nursing grade is largely based on a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding 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
This facility received a favorable long-term care grade as well. We gave it one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B+. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After considering the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 99.4898 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed ended up being this facility's weakest category. However, even in its weakest link we still awarded it a respectable grade of B- in our short-term care category. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to assess a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide good rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to have better levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. We weren't able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 3.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is 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, 8.46% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term care residents who had falls resulting in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.34% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Closer supervision minimizes the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 21.53% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents which are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 2.09% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 95.41% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 12.37% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the deterioration of a resident's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 14.1% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who remained mobile levels. Some experts would argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' physical and mental health.
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 1.79 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 14.1 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gardner Nursing and Rehabilitation, 12.92 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
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