Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized nursing home located in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. It looks like this is a fine nursing home. We awarded it an overall grade of B, which is a quality rating. You could certainly do much worse than this facility. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any bad scores in any of the four major categories. Additional information about its category grades is available below.
Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
1500 West Main Street,
Walnut Ridge AR 72476
61.93% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
In addition to being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in long-term care, where it received an A. Few facilities did better in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility vaccinated 97.807014 percent of its patients. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
This facility is also strong in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this category. Our nursing score is primarily tied to a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's next best category was short-term care. We awarded it a B- in this area. This is basically a middle of the road grade in this area. In our short-term care score, we strive to create a fair barometer for rehabilitation services. In this process, we assess a nursing home's scope of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. We weren't able to locate registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this place. The final item we considered in this area is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is below average.
In the final category we assessed, this nursing home received a good score in the area of inspections as well. We gave it a B- for that category. Our inspection grades are tied to several pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these inspections. Severe deficiencies indicate a risk to resident safety. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 8.4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of nursing care . Falls are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.26% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are often caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to different reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 21.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety medications are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.24% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 95.33% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12.13% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and eating. Some believe this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10.57% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that retained mobility levels.
In Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.97 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 13.36 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Walnut Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 78.15% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.
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