Gassville Therapy and Living is a senior living facility in Gassville, Arkansas, a city with 3,624 people. This facility was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the road rating. Based on our ratings, there are definitely much worse places out there. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's report card is its impressive inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
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Gassville Therapy and Living
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
The main reason this nursing home received a decent overall score is its impeccable government inspections in recent years. We awarded them one of our higher scores in that category, with a grade of A-. This is a much better grade than the place's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite minor. 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
One of this facility's better category scores was in the category of long-term care. This wound up being its second best category. In that category, we gave this facility a grade of B-. Our long-term care scores are critical for residents needing personal care. After considering the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 98.46939 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This nursing home keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of C in this category. When calculating a facility's nursing score, we consider the amount of time nurses are with patients as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, nursing ratings also consider quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally an indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Some falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its residents.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to the final category, we gave this facility a D in our short-term care category. This is the nursing home's least impressive category grade. Our short-term care ratings are presumably most critical for people requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Given its weak score in this area, we were not surprised to find this nursing home offered far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most nursing homes. The final datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 5.5 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar metrics sunk this nursing home's short-term care score.
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, 8.4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who suffer from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 4.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 2.26% of Patients had UTIs
This metric gauges the percent of long-term stay residents which suffered from a UTI. Although more of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 12.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 21.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are commonly given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 2.24% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 95.33% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 12.13% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gassville Therapy and Living, 10.57% 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, 1.97 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, 10.57 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, 13.36 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, 78.15% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients who saw functional improvements.
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