Wood-Lawn Heights is one of just a few facilities located in Batesville, Arkansas. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is one of our higher scores. In fact, we ranked this nursing home in the top third of all nursing homes in the nation. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its long-term care grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
2800 Neeley Street,
Batesville AR 72501
69.85% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
Top Nursing Home in Arkansas Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in Arkansas Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Batesville, Arkansas Awards 2020
Top Nursing Home in Arkansas Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
We also found that this nursing home excelled in long-term care. We gave them an A+ in this category. When nursing homes receive this type of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the place is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Adding to this facility's impressive resume, we awarded this nursing home an A for inspections. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, we weren't able to find deficiency data for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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In addition, this facility also received favorable nursing grades this year. In fact, we awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. In determining our nursing ratings, we factor in both staffing levels and the training levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was short-term care. We awarded this facility an acceptable score in that area, with a B-. Although this is not as favorable as many of its other scores, it is still not a poor grade. Our short-term care grades are based on a nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final metric we considered in this area is the number of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. We found that just 3.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Wood-Lawn Heights Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Wood-Lawn Heights, 8.4% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Wood-Lawn Heights, 4.03% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents which have experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Wood-Lawn Heights, 2.26% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing limits the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Wood-Lawn Heights, 12.36% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Wood-Lawn Heights, 21.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Wood-Lawn Heights, 2.24% of Patients
This indicates the percent of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased rates of depression may be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Wood-Lawn Heights, 95.33% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Wood-Lawn Heights, 12.13% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate deterioration of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Wood-Lawn Heights, 10.57% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' health.
In Wood-Lawn Heights, 1.97 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Wood-Lawn Heights, 10.57 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Wood-Lawn Heights, 13.36 Percentage of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Wood-Lawn Heights, 78.15% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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