The Waters of Fort Smith is an average-sized facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas. We awarded this facility an overall grade of D. A grade in this range typically suggests a few red flags. If you are not satisfied with this facility's mediocre overall grade, you will be pleased to know there are five other nursing homes in Fort Smith. Finally, this facility had an ownership change in the last year, so hopefully its performance improves in the coming year.

Please note our records indicate that The Waters of Fort Smith has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 117 Beds


For profit - Limited Liability company

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Facility Inspections


Although we were not high on this nursing home overall, we awarded it a B- for inspections. This grade is better than the facility's overall score. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining these inspection ratings. One key factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some can be quite insignificant. While this facility had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.

Long-term Care Quality


One of this facility's better category scores came in the area of long-term care. This turned out to be its second most favorable category. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. Long-term care scores are based in part on the facility's amount of nursing services. This includes a broad scope of personal care services, ranging from help with activities of daily living to routine healthcare services. We'd need to do a bit more research into this facility before expressing a stronger opinion on this category as it appears we are missing a few datapoints for long-term care.

Nurse Quality


We awarded this facility a respectable grade in the area of nursing as well, with a grade of C. Our nursing score assesses several factors, however, the main consideration is the quantity of nurse hours spent with patients. This place provides an impressive 3.9 hours of nursing care per resident daily. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This place performed well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality


The next category we rated was short-term care. This nursing home was awarded a grade of C for this area. Our short-term care ratings are important for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing. This means a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the typical facility. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Nearby Hospitals

Baptist Health - Fort Smith 2.8 mi
1001 Towson Avenue Fort Smith Arkansas 72901
(479) 441-4000
Acute Care Hospitals
Mercy Hospital Fort Smith 4.36 mi
7301 Rogers Ave Fort Smith Arkansas 72903
(479) 314-6000
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Sparks Medical Center - Van Buren 8.48 mi
211 Crawford Memorial Drive Van Buren Arkansas 72956
(479) 474-3401
Acute Care Hospitals

Nearby Dialysis

Ft Smith Regional Dialysis Ctr 2.58 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 55
2201 Brooken Hill Dr Fort Smith Arkansas 72908
(479) 755-6700