Nursing Homes in Arkansas- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 11, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Arkansas- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 11, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Arkansas has a total of 220 active skilled nursing facilities and 23,015 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 3,045,637, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 132.33 persons in Arkansas. There were 15,997 residents as February 11, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 69.51 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Arkansas has added 435 new beds and lost 240 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Arkansas and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.37 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.62 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.99 0.88
All Staff 3.98 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Arkansas:

COVID-19 Infections in Arkansas Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Arkansas there were a total of 47 new cases and 47 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 11, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Arkansas

Arkansas added 5 new skilled nursing facilities and 435 beds over the past year. Below is list of the new facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
The Green House Cottages of Northwest Arkansas 70
Countryside Health and Rehab of Newton County 70
Happy Home Nursing and Rehab 69
Monette Manor, LLC 86
Hampton Place Healthcare, LLC 140

Arkansas lost 3 skilled nursing facilities and 240 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Happy Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation 83
East Point Health and Rehab 87
Countryside Health and Rehab of Newton County 70

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for Arkansas Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Arkansas. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Arkansas

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Arkansas based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Rector Nursing and Rehab
1023 HIGHWAY 119
RECTOR, AR
12.67
Spring Creek Health and Rehab
804 N 2ND ST
CABOT, AR
14.67
Johnson County Health and Rehab, LLC
1451 EAST POPLAR STREET
CLARKSVILLE, AR
15.33
Dierks Health and Rehab of Dierks
402 S ARKANSAS AVENUE
DIERKS, AR
18.00
Indian Rock Village Health Center
265 DAVE CREEK PARKWAY
FAIRFIELD BAY, AR
19.33
Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab
916 HIGHWAY 62/412
ASH FLAT, AR
19.33
Nashville Nursing and Rehab Services of Arkansas
810 NORTH 8TH ST
NASHVILLE, AR
20.00
Greystone Nursing and Rehab, LLC
121 SPRING VALLEY ROAD
CABOT, AR
23.33
Hillcrest Home
1111 MAPLEWOOD RD
HARRISON, AR
23.33
Perry County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1321 SCENIC DRIVE
PERRYVILLE, AR
24.00

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Arkansas based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Trinity Village Medical Center
6400 TRINITY DRIVE
PINE BLUFF, AR
300.00
Bear Creek Healthcare LLC
322 WEST COLLIN RAYE DRIVE
DE QUEEN, AR
218.17
The Villages of General Baptist Health Care West
6810 SOUTH HAZEL STREET
PINE BLUFF, AR
167.33
Legacy Health and Rehabilitation Center
3310 NORTH 50TH STREET
FORT SMITH, AR
167.00
Heartland Rehabilitation and Care Center
19701 INTERSTATE 30
BENTON, AR
164.33
The Springs Jonesboro
1705 LATOURETTE DRIVE
JONESBORO, AR
161.50
The Springs of Pinnacle Mountain
6411 VALLEY RANCH DRIVE
LITTLE ROCK, AR
160.67
Crawford Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
2010 MAIN STREET
VAN BUREN, AR
154.17
Covington Court Health and Rehabilitation Center
4500 OLD GREENWOOD RD
FORT SMITH, AR
150.67
The Green House Cottages of Poplar Grove
7801 KANIS RD
LITTLE ROCK, AR
141.33

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Skilled Nursing Homes in Arkansas Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Arkansas nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Arkansas performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 8.00 Lower
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 2.00 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 8.80 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 2.00 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 10.10 Higher
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 1.70 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 73.90 Lower
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.62 Higher
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.99 Higher
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.37 Lower
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.36 Lower
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.98 Higher
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.38 Higher
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.26 Lower
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.02 Lower
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 54.00 Higher
Registered Nurse Turnover 51.00 Higher
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.60 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.29 Lower
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.87 Lower
Number Of Fines 1.30 Lower
Fine Amount In Dollars 13,034.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 11.28 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 5.27 Lower
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 41.45 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 1.19 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 2.03 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 2.02 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.11 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 3.89 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 93.95 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 11.26 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 77.49 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 1.56 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 10.80 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 21.36 Higher
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 8.31 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 96.17 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 80.47 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 72.16 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 25.32 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 14.16 Higher
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 2.13 Higher
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.50 Higher