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The Waters of Newport

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Jan 10, 2019 by Nick Reese

The Waters of Newport's website

326 Lindley Lane,
Newport AR 72112

(870) 523-6539

63.83% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for The Waters of Newport has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Please note our records indicate that The Waters of Newport 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.

Located in Newport, Arkansas, The Waters of Newport is one of only two facilities there. This facility was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack rating. Based on the data we reviewed, there are certainly much worse places out there. Finally, this facility had an ownership change in the last year, so we'll have to see if that has any effect on its grades in the coming year.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

We want to point out that this facility outperformed its overall score in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, we gave it one of our best scores in this area with an A-. Arguably the most critical factor we look at in calculating our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better scores in this area most likely dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

One of this nursing home's better category grades came in the area of long-term care. This turned out to be its second most favorable category. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B-. Our long-term care grades are more critical for folks needing more traditional services related to activities of daily living. We were unable to find a few datapoints in computing this facility's long-term care rating, so this grade may not be as accurate as our other category scores.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

This nursing home's next most favorable category was short-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a C. Short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This means a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. In this facility's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average facility. The final item we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

The final category we looked at is nursing. This facility was given a grade of C for the area. The nursing grade includes many factors. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spend with residents. This facility provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a somewhat discouraging figure which is well below average. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours per resident, this facility performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a place has quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home supplies enough nurses aids to assist its residents.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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