Hot Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation- a Waters C
552 Golf Links Road, Hot Springs AR 71901 · (501) 624-7149 · 67.03% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Sara Levinsohn
Hot Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation- a Waters C is located in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The city has 72,927 people. With an overall score of D, this is a lower end facility. Based on our assessment, we'd struggle to recommend this place. Lastly, this nursing home's ownership changed in the last year, so we will need to monitor it to confirm it is able to raise its standard of care going forward.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 152 Beds
For profit - Corporation
While this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it did receive a very good score in the area of inspections. We awarded it a B+ for that area, which is one of our better grades. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. It is generally best to avoid places that had too many 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. In spite of this deficiency, this nursing home still received a relatively favorable inspection report.
We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of B-. The nursing score analyzes many components, but the primary consideration is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed a few nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these statistics. With fewer than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared well in this area. This is typically an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving a patient at least once a day.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's next highest category was long-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a C. If you are seeking services other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at long-term care grades. In addition to assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. We were not able to locate information about this nursing home's vaccination rates. Finally, this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was short-term care. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of C. Our short-term care scores are thought to be most important for folks needing rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other types of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. The hope is that this does not adversely impact the quality of care. The last item we assessed in this area is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below average.
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