Gassville Therapy and Living is a senior living facility in Gassville, Arkansas, a city with 3,624 people. This facility was awarded a somewhat concerning overall grade of D, which is a lower end score. This place seems to have very little working in its favor. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection score. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category grades
Gassville Therapy and Living
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although we did not rate this nursing home favorably overall, we want to point out its nearly flawless government inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A- in this category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in calculating these inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively insignificant. 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. Despite this deficiency, this place still had a relatively positive inspection report.
We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of C. Our nursing grade is primarily based on the nursing home's nurse staffing. This particular facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This figure is significantly below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures. Although this nursing home got docked a bit for nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of these quality metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this metric. This can be an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a system of turning residents even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility's next best area turned out to be long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care ratings. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Candidly, we were a bit worried that this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to just 70 percent of its patients. Nevertheless, this nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was short-term care, which proved to be a low point for this nursing home. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in short-term care. Short-term care grades are typically used to score a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. To provide highly rated rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. As you might expect, we learned that this nursing home provides substantially less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than a typical facility. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 5.5 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gassville Therapy and Living Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 8.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 2.3% of Patients had UTIs
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that suffered from urinary tract infections. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 12.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 21.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 2.07% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 95.87% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 11.98% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Many would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 12.63% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 12.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 12.62 Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 77.48% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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