Methodist Health and Rehab is one of six available facilities located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. This isn't a very good facility with a D overall grade. Sadly, this grade is right in line with the city grade in Fort Smith. Based on our assessment, this place likely isn't the best fit for most prospective residents. We wouldn't blame you if you're ready to stop reading and find another nursing home. However, if you want to learn more about this nursing home's category grades, we will discuss long-term care in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 145 Beds

CCRC :

Non profit - Corporation

Resident Council:

Family Council:

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B
Historical

While we did not rate this facility favorably overall, we want to note its relatively favorable long-term care score this year. We gave it a B in this category. Facilities that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. After we finished assessing the quantity of nursing care, we turned to the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility does not roll the dice on this issue. Finally, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.37 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home had less hospitalizations than most nursing homes.

Short-term Care Quality

B
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: DApr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

We also awarded this nursing home a strong score in short-term care. This facility received a grade of B in this area, which turns out to be one of our higher scores. In calculating these short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to create a tool for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. Lastly, we assessed 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. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the country in this area with 65.1 percent of its residents returning home. This is a much higher rate than most nursing homes.

Facility Inspections

C
Oct 18: FNov 18: FDec 18: FJan 19: FFeb 19: FMar 19: FApr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: DAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: DMar 20: DApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: CAug 20: C
Historical

This nursing home earned mediocre inspections in recent years. We gave them a grade of C in this area. Our inspection scores are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a threat to the well being of residents. Surprisingly, this facility had a category J through K deficiency, which are among the worst categories of deficiencies. This usually tells you the government inspectors uncovered a deficiency which placed resident safety or health in imminent danger. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received some government fines in recent years.

Nurse Quality

F
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

Switching gears to the next category, this facility really did not perform very well in this area either. With a very poor grade of F in nursing, this is about as bad as it gets. Our nursing grade is based on many subcategories, but the primary one is the level of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home averages 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is below the national average. In addition to being below average in nursing hours per resident, this place also had poor scores in the quality-based metrics we looked at in determining our nursing scores. We looked at the percent of residents experiencing major falls and pressure ulcers. This nursing home was at roughly 150 percent of the national average in both of these data points. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that many falls and bed sores are preventable with better nursing care. These statistics pulled down this nursing home's nursing rating quite a bit.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
D
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Methodist Health and Rehab Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by remaining in one position for too long.

Provider
D
11.88%
State
B
7.13%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Falls leading to injury are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.

Provider
D
6.84%
State
B
3.75%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols reduces the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Provider
B-
3.15%
State
B
2.72%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may mean a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Provider
B+
11.16%
State
B+
12.38%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This gauges the percentage of long-term care residents which are administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
B+
15.95%
State
B-
22.57%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. High levels of depression could imply worse patient care.

Provider
B
2.31%
State
A-
1.86%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of residents that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
A
100%
State
B+
94.82%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may indicate the decline of a resident's well-being.

Provider
B
14.36%
State
B+
13.76%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Measures the percent of long-term care patients that remained mobile levels.

Provider
B+
19.79%
State
B-
14.39%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
B+
1.37
State
B-
2.15
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B-
19.79
State
B+
14.39
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
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.

Provider
A+
3.38
State
B-
12.2
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts believe that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
B
70.36%
State
B+
73.77%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith 0.66 mi
7301 Rogers Ave Fort Smith Arkansas 72903
(479) 314-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Baptist Health - Fort Smith 4.1 mi
1001 Towson Avenue Fort Smith Arkansas 72901
(479) 441-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren 4.95 mi
211 Crawford Memorial Drive Van Buren Arkansas 72956
(479) 474-3401
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Ft Smith Regional Dialysis Ctr 5.66 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 55
2201 Brooken Hill Dr Fort Smith Arkansas 72908
(479) 755-6700