With an address in Malvern, Arkansas, Happy Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation is one of just a few available nursing homes in the city. This nursing home turns out to be a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of C. Based on our analysis, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. One of the highlights of this nursing home's report card is its impressive nursing score, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Happy Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 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 - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
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This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but it really excelled in the area of nursing care, with an impressive grade of A- in this category. Our nursing rating assesses the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the number of hours spent with residents. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home an impressive score in short-term care. This nursing home received a B+ in this category, which happens to be one of our more impressive scores. Our short-term care grades are probably most important for individuals in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. We weren't able to track down information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we considered the number of residents who returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we graded is long-term care. In that category, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. In calculating these long-term care ratings, we quantify the nursing home's ability to maintain its permanent residents' health and quality of life. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
The final category we assessed was inspections. This nursing home did not receive favorable government inspections in recent years. We gave it an F in this category. This pulled down this nursing home's overall score significantly. When a place has this bad of an inspection score, you should expect some severe deficiencies on its inspection report. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we found is that none of the deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they created a risk to patient health or safety. Lastly, we want to draw your attention to the fact that this place received significant government fines of more than $100,000. This often indicates that a facility's bad track record spanned several years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Happy Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Happy Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation, 5% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents that sustained 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 Happy Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation, 2.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Happy Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Happy Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation, 63.57% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for treating a variety of conditions, such as dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Happy Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation, 28.78% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Happy Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation, 0% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Happy Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation, 98.76% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Happy Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation, 5.43% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of the erosion of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Happy Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation, 6.21% of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry believe that the ability to move around is important for patients physical and mental health.
In Happy Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation, 0.04 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Happy Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation, 6.21% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
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