With an address in Pocahontas, Arkansas, Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center is the only nursing home we found in the area. With an overall rating of C, this is a decent facility. Based on our assessment, there are certainly much worse facilities out there. One of the better aspects of this facility's profile is its impressive inspection rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
105 Country Club Road,
Pocahontas AR 72455
56.39% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Best Nursing Home in Arkansas Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Pocahontas, Arkansas Awards 2019
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a respectable facility overall, this facility also excelled in the category of inspections, where it received an A-. Few facilities performed better in this category. Inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. Although this facility had some deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next most favorable area turned out to be its short-term care grade, where it was awarded a grade of B-. Our short-term care grades are probably most meaningful for patients requiring rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, this place was below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its patients based on the measures we assessed. The real question is whether this also impacted quality of care. The final measure we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 5.7 percent of this facility's patients returned home. This figure was below the national average.
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Long-term Care Quality
The next category we analyzed is long-term care, where this nursing home was awarded a grade of B- in this category. Long-term care grades are generally used to gauge a nursing home's performance as a traditional nursing home, as opposed to focusing on the skilled nursing services provided by a rehabilitation facility. One of the factors we considered in addition to nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 98.823524 percent of its residents. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Our last area is nursing, where we awarded this nursing home a C in that category. In determining our nursing grades, we assess both nursing hours and the training levels of the nurses. This place averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day, which is not an impressive total. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a reliable indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 8.4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers . We consider this statistic when determining our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 4.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 2.26% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint may also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 12.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients which are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 21.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are prescribed to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 2.24% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 95.33% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 12.13% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 10.57% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percentage of long-term patients who maintained mobility.
In Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 1.97 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 10.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 13.36 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Pocahontas Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 78.15% Percentage of Resident
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with ADL's generally correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
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