Lawrence Hall Health & Rehabilitation
1051 West Free Street, Walnut Ridge AR 72476 · (870) 886-1295 · 89.8% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Nick Reese
Lawrence Hall Health & Rehabilitation is a nursing home located in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, a city with a total of 7,155 people. This nursing home was awarded an overall grade of D, which is a relatively poor rating. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Walnut Ridge. The city has just one other nursing home. Finally, this facility had an ownership change in the last year, so hopefully its performance improves in the coming year.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 150 Beds
Government - County
While we were not high on this place's overall performance, it did receive an impressive inspection report this year with few dings from the applicable government inspectors. As a result, it received one of our better grades in that category with a B+. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. You should avoid facilities with too many severe deficiencies flagged. It doesn't appear that we were able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Without having all of the deficiency data for this nursing home, it is challenging to really assess it in this area.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's more respectable category scores came in the area of long-term care. This ended up being its second most favorable category. In that category, we awarded this facility a C. Our long-term care scores are meaningful for prospective residents requiring non-healthcare services such as personal care. We would need to do a bit more research into this facility before opining further on this category as it appears we are missing a few datapoints for long-term care.
We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of C. The nursing score weighs several factors, however, the most important consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. Based on the CMS data, this nursing home offers 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. This nursing home performed admirably in this subcategory. Avoiding major falls is often a reliable indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Many falls can be prevented if a nursing home offers enough nurses to assist its residents.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive category was short-term care, which is the last area we analyzed. In this category, we gave this nursing home a grade of D. In forming these short-term care grades, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to create a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. As you might expect, we learned that this facility provides far less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than a typical nursing home. Finally, we considered the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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