The Waters of Newport
326 Lindley Lane, Newport AR 72112 · (870) 523-6539 · 63.83% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Jan 10, 2019 · By Nick Lata
The Waters of Newport is an average-sized nursing home located in Newport, Arkansas. We gave this facility an overall grade of D. A grade of this caliber typically indicates some concerning datapoints. If you are not happy with this facility's poor overall grade, you may find your options to be limited in Newport. The city has just one other nursing home. The only positive thing we can really say about this place is that it didn't receive any F's in any of the categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories is available below.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 : 120 Beds
For profit - Corporation
While this nursing home's overall score was not a highlight, it actually excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that area, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection ratings are based on several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these reports. Most importantly, you should avoid facilities that have severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G through L. This means the inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's more respectable category scores came in the category of long-term care. This proved to be its second best category. In that area, we gave this nursing home a C. In determining our long-term care scores, we size up the assistance with daily living received by a facility's patients. Unfortunately, it looks like we were unable to track down some of this nursing home's data for this category. Without having complete long-term care related data for this nursing home, it ended up being difficult to really grade the place in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
The next best category we gave this nursing home in any category came in the area of short-term care, where we gave it a grade of C. In our short-term care grade, we strive to forge a meaningful measure for rehabilitation services. In this process, we analyze the facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. The last measure we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is actually below average.
Moving on to the fourth category, this nursing home was awarded a respectable nursing score of C. In computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we weigh the amount of time nurses are seeing residents as well as the level of licensure of the nurses. This facility provides 4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is better than average. In calculating our nursing scores, we add additional weight to hours performed by more highly trained nurses such as registered or licensed nurses. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics and this place excelled in some of these subcategories. With less than five percent of its patients sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared very well in this subcategory. This is often a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of turning residents more often.
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