Lawrence Hall Nursing Center is the sole option we were able to find in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. It looks like this is a quality nursing home. We gave this it an overall grade of B+, which is a strong grade. This place definitely has plenty working in its favor. The best aspect of this nursing home's impressive report card is its long-term care score. We discuss long-term care in the next paragraph
Lawrence Hall Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
1051 West Free Street,
Walnut Ridge AR 72476
63.53% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
On top of being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in the area of long-term care, where it earned a grade of A-. Few facilities performed better in this area. Long-term care grades of this caliber generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 96.41873 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
In addition, this facility also excelled in the area of inspections, where it received a grade of B+. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. These inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
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This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. When computing a nursing home's nursing grade, we weigh the amount of time nurses are caring for residents and the level of skill of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Arkansas in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving patients at least once a day.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we scored was short-term care. This nursing home received a strong short-term care grade in our assessment, with a B. This nursing home truly did not have any weak areas. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This area is more often than not a meaningful measure of the facility's rehabilitation services. We weren't able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The last measure we considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lawrence Hall Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, 8.4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, 4.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients who have had a fall leading to serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, 2.26% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of long-term residents who sustained urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare different nursing homes due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, 12.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be helpful for many patients, it is important to ensure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, 21.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, 2.24% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Higher levels of depression may reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, 95.33% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, 12.13% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, 10.57% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, 1.97 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, 10.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical abilities of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, 13.36 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lawrence Hall Nursing Center, 78.15% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living usually correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.
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