River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center

Updated Nov 1, 2021 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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# 12 Hospital Drive,
Morrilton AR 72110

(501) 354-4647

41.93% estimated occupancy 1

River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center is located in Morrilton, Arkansas, a city with a population of 11,498 people. We awarded this facility an A- overall grade, ranking it in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. You really can't do any better than this facility. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection score, which we will address in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this place also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A. Few facilities performed better in this area. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Places with higher grades in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. Our nursing score analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides an impressive 4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Finally, this facility was also above average in each of the major quality measures we assessed in this category. It performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

In addition, this nursing home also was given favorable long-term care scores in our assessment. In fact, we awarded it one of our higher grades in that area, with a score of B+. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are well cared for. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 99.32886 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.56 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The last area we analyzed was short-term care. We awarded this facility one of our higher grades in this category, with a B. Although this is not as favorable as many of this facility's other grades, it is nevertheless a perfectly acceptable score. Short-term care scores are important for patients in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a broad scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to return home from the facility. We found that it fared better than most nursing homes in this area with 54.4 percent of its patients returning home. With most facilities, less than half of their short-stay patients ever return home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center, 8.47% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure tells you the percentage of long-term patients who sustained falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indication of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A-minus

In River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center, 2.32% of Patients had UTIs

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients who experienced a UTI. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it is difficult to compare between facilities due to differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-plus

In River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center, 12.01% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center, 21.41% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are administered antianxiety medication. These drugs are commonly used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: D

In River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center, 2% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients showing depressive symptoms. High levels of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center, 95.84% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center, 12.45% Percentage of Patients

This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center, 14.17% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center, 1.78 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center, 14.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center, 12.98 Percentage of Patients

Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In River Chase Rehabilitation and Care Center, 77.49% Percentage of Resident

This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Chi St Vincent MorriltonCritical Access Hospitals 0.2 miles away#4 Hospital Drive Morrilton Arkansas 72110Voluntary non-profit - Church(501) 977-2300
  • Conway Regional Health SystemAcute Care Hospitals 15.91 miles away2302 College Avenue Conway Arkansas 72034Voluntary non-profit - Private(501) 329-3831

Nearby Dialysis

  • Davita College City Dialysis15.79 miles away2630 Donaghey Ave Conway Arkansas 72032Dialysis Stations: 20 (501) 504-2474
  • Davita - Conway Dialysis Ctr16.13 miles away2445 Christina Ln Suite A Conway Arkansas 72034CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (501) 328-2186
  • Fmcna - Faulkner County16.96 miles away201 Skyline Dr Ste 32 Conway Arkansas 72032Dialysis Stations: 10 (501) 329-7715

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