Jefferson Regional Medical Center
1600 West 40th Avenue, Pine Bluff AR 71603 · (870) 541-7100 Updated: Nov 1, 2018 · By Nick Lata
Jefferson Regional Medical Center is a very-small hospital-based facility located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. With an overall grade of B+, this looks like a very good nursing home. Based on our analysis, you can do much worse than this nursing home. The best aspect of this facility's impressive report card is its short-term care grade. short-term care grades are discussed in the next section
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received A+ short-term care grade. In the area of short-term care, we endeavor to evaluate indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and various therapists. It doesn't appear that this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This proved to be a real strength for this facility. It outperformed the vast majority of facilities in this area with 76 percent of its patients returning home.
This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. The nursing rating features numerous datapoints. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the state in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning a resident even once per day.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to our third area, this facility also received a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is a well above average score in this area. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination records. It does not appear that this facility submitted vaccination data. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Finally, we also awarded this facility a B- for our inspections rating. This facility didn't have any major weak links. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. It doesn't appear that we were able to find deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Jefferson Regional Medical Center Quality Metrics
Frequency Of ER Visits
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of long-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure long-term care.
ER visits per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This is the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better