With an address in Blytheville, Arkansas, Gosnell Therapy and Living is one of just two nursing homes in this area. This nursing home turns out to be a solid facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on the data we reviewed, there are definitely much worse places out there. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its exemplary inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
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Gosnell Therapy and Living
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 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 - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this nursing home received a decent overall grade is its impeccable health inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our better scores in that area, with an A+. This is a much better score than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. Our inspection ratings account for several factors found on a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better grades in this category tend to have few 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.
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this nursing home received an B in the area of nursing. Nursing grades are primarily tied to a nursing home's nurse staffing. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place 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 typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
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Long-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home's next highest score was long-term care. As it turns out, with a grade of D in this area, it still performed relatively poorly. Facilities that do not fare well in long-term care typically are not as well-staffed and are lagging in a few of the areas of routine personal care we looked at. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this nursing home administered the vaccine to only 80.327866 percent of its patients. Surprisingly, this facility was actually decent at keeping its residents out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we rated was short-term care, which ended up being this facility's weakest area. We awarded this nursing home a grade of D in that category. Of course, this grade hurt the nursing home's overall profile to some degree. Short-term care grades are commonly employed to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally must offer better levels of highly skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other types of therapists. In this place's case, we found that it provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This definitely wasn't a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 3.4 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. At most facilities, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gosnell Therapy and Living Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gosnell Therapy and Living, 8.4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gosnell Therapy and Living, 4.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care residents who suffered falls leading to major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gosnell Therapy and Living, 2.26% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. More frequent bathing reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gosnell Therapy and Living, 12.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gosnell Therapy and Living, 21.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gosnell Therapy and Living, 2.24% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gosnell Therapy and Living, 95.33% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gosnell Therapy and Living, 12.13% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gosnell Therapy and Living, 10.57% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Gosnell Therapy and Living, 1.97 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is important to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gosnell Therapy and Living, 10.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gosnell Therapy and Living, 13.36 Percentage of Patients
This metric 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 Gosnell Therapy and Living, 78.15% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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