Waldron Nursing Center is an average-sized facility in Waldron, Arkansas. It looks like this nursing home is among the best nursing homes we found. A grade in this range requires excellent marks across the board. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we rated it as one of the five best facilities in Arkansas. Headlining this facility's exemplary report card is its long-term care grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

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Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 105 Beds TrueA checkmark indicating true.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

For profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Long-term Care Quality

A+
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Historical

In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this nursing home received an A+ in the area of long-term care. When nursing homes receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. The last datapoint we looked at is its hospitalization rate. Here we found that this facility had 2.83 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Although this admittedly wasn't as impressive as some of its other scores in this category, this statistic can be skewed for some nursing homes due to the medical complexity of patients.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

This facility also earned an A+ inspection score, making it one of the rare nursing homes to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This score is based on the place's inspections. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this place had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Nurse Quality

A-
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: BFeb 19: BMar 19: BApr 19: BMay 19: BJun 19: BJul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: A-May 20: A-Jun 20: A-Jul 20: A-Aug 20: A-
Historical

We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Our nursing category assesses quite a few factors, many of which are associated with nursing hours. This nursing home averages 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a protocol of moving residents more often.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B+Feb 19: B+Mar 19: CApr 19: B+May 19: B+Jun 19: B+Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Turning to our final area, this nursing home was given an excellent short-term care rating. We awarded it a grade of B+ in this area, wrapping up one of our finer profiles. Our short-term care scores are considered to be most meaningful for residents requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not only nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. We weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final measure we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. It was above average in this area with 51.7 percent of its patients returning home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Waldron Nursing Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
7.13%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are routinely linked to poor nursing care. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Provider
D
5.83%
State
B
3.75%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This indicates the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections may be associated with inadequate hygiene.

Provider
B-
2.75%
State
B
2.72%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are given antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such drugs aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Provider
A+
4.05%
State
B+
12.38%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Provider
A
12.06%
State
B-
22.57%
National
B
19.67%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A-
1.86%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

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

Provider
A
100%
State
B+
94.82%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This tells you the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate erosion of a patient's well-being.

Provider
B+
12.12%
State
B+
13.76%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This indicates the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.

Provider
D
10.5%
State
B-
14.39%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Provider
F
3.26
State
B-
2.15
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of patients.

Provider
A
10.5
State
B+
14.39
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of care.

Provider
D
15.36
State
B-
12.2
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This metric measures the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Provider
A-
78.06%
State
B+
73.77%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Mercy Hospital Waldron 0.01 mi
1341 West Sixth Street Waldron Arkansas 72958
(479) 637-4135
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Mercy Hospital Booneville 19.49 mi
880 West Main Booneville Arkansas 72927
(479) 675-2800
Critical Access Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private