Waldron Nursing Center is the only option we identified in Waldron, Arkansas. This facility is a relatively poor facility. A score in this range indicates we found a few red flags. Based on our ratings, this nursing home may not be the best fit for most prospective residents. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its strong inspection rating. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category grades
Waldron Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Best Nursing Home in Arkansas Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Arkansas Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Arkansas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Although we didn't grade this facility favorably overall, we did give it an excellent score in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Inspection scores account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we consider is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid places with too many deficiencies flagged. This facility was assessed 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered severe. This means that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to create an imminent threat to resident health or safety. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
One of this nursing home's more respectable category grades came in the category of long-term care. This ended up being its second most respectable category. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. In computing our long-term care grades, we scrutinize the personal care offered to the facility's patients. One of the statistics we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccines. Thankfully, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its residents. Lastly, this place was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Sadly, this nursing home's third highest category is short-term care. As it turns out, with a grade of D in this category, it still fared somewhat poorly. Our short-term care grades are likely most critical for those requiring rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. With a grade in this range in this category, we weren't stunned to discover this nursing home was below average in many staffing metrics we assess. In fact, it provided far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most nursing homes. The last measure we assessed in this area is the number of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its patients returning home. This was quite a bit below the national average.
The final category we looked at is nursing, where this nursing home was given a rock bottom score in this category also. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this category, which is obviously somewhat alarming. Our nursing rating analyzes many components, most of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This particular place averaged just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This statistic is well below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in calculating our nursing ratings. This place fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these data points to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Waldron Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Waldron Nursing Center, 8.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Waldron Nursing Center, 4% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care . Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Waldron Nursing Center, 2.3% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Waldron Nursing Center, 12.13% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients which were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such drugs are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Waldron Nursing Center, 21.55% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents that were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Waldron Nursing Center, 2.07% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents exhibiting depressive symptoms. Some believe that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Waldron Nursing Center, 95.87% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Waldron Nursing Center, 11.98% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Waldron Nursing Center, 12.63% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that maintained mobility. Some would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' health.
In Waldron Nursing Center, 1.81 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to preserving the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Waldron Nursing Center, 12.63 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient 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 Waldron Nursing Center, 12.62 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Waldron Nursing Center, 77.48% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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