Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab is a facility in Hot Springs, Arkansas, which has a population of 72,927 people. We gave this facility a C overall, which isn't a bad grade. This is comparable with the city grade in Hot Springs, which is a B-. This nursing home has a few things working in its favor. The best part of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its excellent inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, we also wanted to point out that this nursing home was given impressive long-term care marks in this assessment. We awarded them one of our more impressive grades in that area, with a B. This turned out to be the facility's second highest score. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 99.08676 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a dangerous health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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We also gave this nursing home a decent score in the category of nursing care, with a grade of C. Our nursing score looks at the facility's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of the nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This place provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a low total compared with most other facilities. Lastly, nursing ratings also consider quality-based assessments, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often an indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses to assist its residents.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed is short-term care, ended up being this facility's least impressive area. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in that area. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other types of therapists. This category is typically a fair measure of a facility's rehabilitation. Based on its grade in this category, we weren't stunned to discover that this place is well below average in terms of the quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours offered to its patients based on the measures we assessed. Honestly, this was about what we expected to find. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 4.4 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab, 8.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab, 4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab, 2.3% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who had a UTI. UTI's may be a sign of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab, 12.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab, 21.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care residents who were given antianxiety medication. These medications are given to patients suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab, 2.07% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who are showing signs of depression. Many in the industry would argue this is a measure of quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab, 95.87% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient care.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab, 11.98% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab, 12.63% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab, 12.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab, 12.62 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lake Hamilton Health and Rehab, 77.48% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percent of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's generally correlates with successful rehabilitation.
Scores for Hot Springs, AR
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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