Sparks Regional Medical Center

Detailed report on the nursing home located in Ft. Smith, Arkansas (AR).

Sparks Regional Medical Center is a small, non-profit, nursing home with 19 beds based at 1311 South I Street in Ft. Smith, AR. The facility has 16 residents indicating 84% of its beds are occupied, which is above average within this state. The provider participates in the medicare program and provides none counseling services. The home is located in a hospital and is partially sprinklered. A total of 364 Medicare patients were given 3,653 days of non-swing bed care and services in 2006, and the provider was reimbursed $986,456 by Medicare. 13,167 Medicare patients were given outpatient care and services by this provider in 2006. The provider was reimbursed $7,226,136 by Medicare for these services.

On a state level, the number of registered nurse hours per resident per day is much higher than average. Certified nursing assistant hours per resident per day is much lower than average. The number of licensed practical or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is much higher than average. Licensed staff hours per resident per day is much higher than average.

When compared to other nursing homes in the state, it is more likely for short-stay residents to have moderate to severe pain and short-stay residents to have pressure sores at Sparks Regional Medical Center.

When compared to other nursing homes in the state, it is less likely for short-stay residents to have delirium.

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Ownership Type

Non-Profit - Other

Multiple Ownership

No

Address

1311 South I Street
Ft. Smith, AR 72901

Phone Number

(479) 441-4000

Geographic Coordinates

35.374472, -94.420013
* The accuracy of these coordinates is at a address level.

Programs Accepted

Medicare

Counseling Available

None

Sprinkler System

The amount of the facility that is sprinklered. All fire code regulations at different locations must be met.

Partially Sprinklered
No different than National Rate No different than National Rate No different than National Rate No different than National Rate No different than National Rate No different than National Rate No different than National Rate No different than National Rate No different than National Rate No different than National Rate

Beds

The total number of beds the facility operates. Each resident is assigned to a single bed.

This Provider This Provider
19
Ft. Smith Average
98
Sebastian County Average
96
Arkansas Average
104
United States Average
106

Beds Occupied

The percentage of total beds that are occupied by residents.

This Provider This Provider
84.00%
Ft. Smith
84.38%
Sebastian County
85.30%
Arkansas
73.22%
United States
84.18%

Residents

The total number of residents residing at the facility.

This Provider This Provider
16
Ft. Smith Average
79
Sebastian County Average
79
Arkansas Average
76
United States Average
90

Located in a Hospital

Status

Indicates whether the facility is located within a hospital.

This Provider This Provider
Yes
Ft. Smith
2 (25.00%)
Sebastian County
2 (20.00%)
Arkansas
16 (6.78%)
United States
1,271 (8.03%)

Located in a CCRC

Status

Indicates whether the facility is located within a continuing care retirement community.

This Provider This Provider
No
Ft. Smith
0 (0.00%)
Sebastian County
0 (0.00%)
Arkansas
5 (2.12%)
United States
1,255 (7.93%)

Recent Surveys

  • 03/22/2007 - Health Survey
  • 03/22/2007 - Fire Safety Survey
  • 04/12/2006 - Health Survey
  • 04/12/2006 - Fire Safety Survey
  • 05/26/2005 - Health Survey
  • 05/26/2005 - Fire Safety Survey

Staff

Charts

RN Hours Per Resident

The average number of registered nurse hours per resident per day.

This Provider
2.39
Ft. Smith Average
0.98
Sebastian County Average
0.85
Arkansas Average
0.43
United States Average
0.64

CNA Hours Per Resident

The average number of certified nursing assistant hours per resident per day.

This Provider This Provider
1.72
Ft. Smith Average
2.46
Sebastian County Average
2.43
Arkansas Average
2.56
United States Average
2.34

LPNLVN Hours Per Resident

The average number of licensed practical or vocational nurse hours per resident per day.

This Provider This Provider
1.28
Ft. Smith Average
1.05
Sebastian County Average
1.03
Arkansas Average
0.90
United States Average
0.79

Licensed Staff Hours Per Resident

The average number of licensed staff hours per resident per day.

This Provider This Provider
3.67
Ft. Smith Average
2.03
Sebastian County Average
1.88
Arkansas Average
1.32
United States Average
1.43

Quality Measures

Charts

Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination

The percentage of long-stay residents given influenza vaccination during the flu season.

Note:

Not Available - The data for this measure is missing. Call the facility to discuss this quality measure.

Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help With Daily Activities Has Increased

The percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased.

Note:

Not Available - The data for this measure is missing. Call the facility to discuss this quality measure.

High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores

The percentage of high-risk long-stay residents who have pressure sores.

Note:

Not Available - The data for this measure is missing. Call the facility to discuss this quality measure.

Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained

The percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained.

Note:

Not Available - The data for this measure is missing. Call the facility to discuss this quality measure.

Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels

The percentage of low-risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder.

Note:

Not Available - The data for this measure is missing. Call the facility to discuss this quality measure.

Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed

The percentage of long-stay residents who spend most of their time in bed or in a chair.

Note:

Not Available - The data for this measure is missing. Call the facility to discuss this quality measure.

Long-Stay Residents With a Urinary Tract Infection

The percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection.

Note:

Not Available - The data for this measure is missing. Call the facility to discuss this quality measure.

Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination

The percentage of short-stay residents given influenza vaccination during the flu season.

This Provider This Provider
95.00%
Ft. Smith
79.86%
Sebastian County
79.86%
Arkansas
81.76%
United States
72.85%

Short-Stay Residents With Delirium

The percentage of short-stay residents with delirium.

This Provider This Provider
0.00%
Ft. Smith
1.71%
Sebastian County
1.50%
Arkansas
2.37%
United States
2.12%

Short-Stay Residents With Pressure Sores

The percentage of short-stay residents with pressure sores.

This Provider This Provider
23.00%
Ft. Smith
21.14%
Sebastian County
19.50%
Arkansas
15.89%
United States
17.46%

Long-Stay Residents Given Pneumococcal Vaccination

The percentage of long-stay residents who were assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination.

Note:

Not Available - The data for this measure is missing. Call the facility to discuss this quality measure.

Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain

The percentage of long-stay residents who have moderate to severe pain.

Note:

Not Available - The data for this measure is missing. Call the facility to discuss this quality measure.

Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores

The percentage of low-risk long-stay residents who have pressure sores.

Note:

Not Available - The data for this measure is missing. Call the facility to discuss this quality measure.

Long-Stay Residents Who are More Depressed or Anxious

The percentage of long-stay residents who are more depressed or anxious.

Note:

Not Available - The data for this measure is missing. Call the facility to discuss this quality measure.

Long-Stay Residents Who Have Catheter Inserted and Left

The percentage of long-stay residents who have/had a catheter inserted and left in their bladder.

Note:

Not Available - The data for this measure is missing. Call the facility to discuss this quality measure.

Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move Around Their Room Got Worse

The percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move about in and around their room got worse.

Note:

Not Available - The data for this measure is missing. Call the facility to discuss this quality measure.

Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight

The percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight.

Note:

Not Available - The data for this measure is missing. Call the facility to discuss this quality measure.

Short-Stay Residents Given Pneumococcal Vaccination

The percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and given pneumococcal vaccination.

This Provider This Provider
85.00%
Ft. Smith
79.14%
Sebastian County
75.50%
Arkansas
79.29%
United States
73.02%

Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain

The percentage of short-stay residents who had moderate to severe pain.

This Provider This Provider
47.00%
Ft. Smith
20.43%
Sebastian County
19.00%
Arkansas
13.64%
United States
20.65%

Treatment Figures

Charts

Non-Swing Bed Patients

The number of non-swing bed patients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
364
Ft. Smith Average
153
Sebastian County Average
138
Arkansas Average
97
United States Average
133

Non-Swing Bed Patient Discharges

The number of non-swing bed patient discharges made by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part A in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
387
Ft. Smith Average
152
Sebastian County Average
136
Arkansas Average
98
United States Average
124

Non-Swing Bed Utilization Days

The number of days of non-swing bed care that are chargeable to Medicare Part A facility utilization by this provider in 2006. This measure includes full days, coinsurance days, and lifetime reserve days. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
3,653
Ft. Smith Average
4,006
Sebastian County Average
3,599
Arkansas Average
3,170
United States Average
4,470

Outpatients

The number of outpatients treated by this provider that were covered by Medicare Part B in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
13,167
Ft. Smith Average
3,913
Sebastian County Average
3,913
Arkansas Average
853
United States Average
301

Financials

Charts

Medicare Non-Swing Bed Payments

The total non-swing bed associated Medicare Part A payments made to this provider in 2006. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
$986,456
Ft. Smith Average
$878,209
Sebastian County Average
$788,324
Arkansas Average
$739,389
United States Average
$1,318,701

Medicare Payments Per Non-Swing Bed Utilization Day

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non-swing bed utilization day in 2006. This measure includes full days, coinsurance days, and lifetime reserve days. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
$270
Ft. Smith Average
$219
Sebastian County Average
$219
Arkansas Average
$233
United States Average
$295

Medicare Outpatient Payments

The total outpatient associated Medicare Part B payments made to this provider in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$7,226,136
Ft. Smith Average
$2,305,327
Sebastian County Average
$2,305,327
Arkansas Average
$621,869
United States Average
$266,523

Medicare Payments Per Non-Swing Bed Patient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non-swing bed patient in 2006. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
$2,710
Ft. Smith Average
$5,726
Sebastian County Average
$5,708
Arkansas Average
$7,591
United States Average
$9,943

Medicare Payments Per Non-Swing Bed Patient Discharge

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part A covered non-swing bed patient discharge in 2006. A discharge is defined as a formal release from a hospital or skilled nursing facility. A non-swing bed is defined as a bed that is used by a patient over a period of time at a skilled nursing facility, often as a residence.

This Provider This Provider
$2,549
Ft. Smith Average
$5,787
Sebastian County Average
$5,816
Arkansas Average
$7,565
United States Average
$10,652

Medicare Payments Per Outpatient

The average Medicare payments made to this provider per Medicare Part B covered outpatient in 2006. An outpatient is defined as a patient treated in under 24 hours at a qualifying medical facility.

Note:

These figures may include data from other departments at this facility.

This Provider This Provider
$549
Ft. Smith Average
$589
Sebastian County Average
$589
Arkansas Average
$729
United States Average
$885

Deficiencies

03/22/2007 - Resident Assessment

03/22/2007 - Resident Assessment
Type:
Health
Category:
Resident Assessment
Issue:
Develop a complete care plan that meets all of a resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Pattern
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
03/22/2007
Date Fixed:
06/12/2007

03/22/2007 - Environmental

03/22/2007 - Environmental
Type:
Health
Category:
Environmental
Issue:
Make sure that the nursing home area is safe, easy to use, clean and comfortable.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Pattern
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
03/22/2007
Date Fixed:
06/12/2007

03/22/2007 - Nutrition and Dietary

03/22/2007 - Nutrition and Dietary
Type:
Health
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary
Issue:
Store, cook, and give out food in a safe and clean way.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
03/22/2007
Date Fixed:
08/20/2007

03/22/2007 - Pharmacy Service

03/22/2007 - Pharmacy Service
Type:
Health
Category:
Pharmacy Service
Issue:
1) Make sure that residents who take drugs are not given too many doses or for too long; 2) make sure that the use of drugs is carefully watched; or 3) stop or change drugs that cause unwanted effects.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
03/22/2007
Date Fixed:
06/12/2007

04/12/2006 - Quality Care

04/12/2006 - Quality Care
Type:
Health
Category:
Quality Care
Issue:
Provide activities to meet the needs of each resident.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Pattern
Level of Harm:
Potential for minimal harm
Date Found:
04/12/2006
Date Fixed:
07/05/2006

04/12/2006 - Resident Rights

04/12/2006 - Resident Rights
Type:
Health
Category:
Resident Rights
Issue:
Keep each resident's personal and medical records private and confidential.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
04/12/2006
Date Fixed:
07/05/2006

04/12/2006 - Quality Care

04/12/2006 - Quality Care
Type:
Health
Category:
Quality Care
Issue:
Give each resident care and services to get or keep the highest quality of life possible.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Actual harm
Date Found:
04/12/2006
Date Fixed:
07/05/2006

04/12/2006 - Quality Care

04/12/2006 - Quality Care
Type:
Health
Category:
Quality Care
Issue:
Give residents proper treatment to prevent new bed (pressure) sores or heal existing bed sores.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Pattern
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
04/12/2006
Date Fixed:
07/05/2006

04/12/2006 - Nutrition and Dietary

04/12/2006 - Nutrition and Dietary
Type:
Health
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary
Issue:
Store, cook, and give out food in a safe and clean way.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
04/12/2006
Date Fixed:
05/30/2006

04/12/2006 - Pharmacy Service

04/12/2006 - Pharmacy Service
Type:
Health
Category:
Pharmacy Service
Issue:
At least once a month, have a licensed pharmacist check the drugs that each resident takes.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
04/12/2006
Date Fixed:
07/05/2006

04/12/2006 - Administration

04/12/2006 - Administration
Type:
Health
Category:
Administration
Issue:
Give lab tests only when the attending doctor ordered them.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Pattern
Level of Harm:
Potential for minimal harm
Date Found:
04/12/2006
Date Fixed:
07/05/2006

05/26/2005 - Resident Rights

05/26/2005 - Resident Rights
Type:
Health
Category:
Resident Rights
Issue:
Let residents give themselves their drugs if they are able.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/26/2005
Date Fixed:
08/11/2005

05/26/2005 - Resident Assessment

05/26/2005 - Resident Assessment
Type:
Health
Category:
Resident Assessment
Issue:
Develop a complete care plan that meets all of a resident's needs, with timetables and actions that can be measured.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Pattern
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/26/2005
Date Fixed:
08/11/2005

05/26/2005 - Resident Assessment

05/26/2005 - Resident Assessment
Type:
Health
Category:
Resident Assessment
Issue:
Make sure all assessments are accurate, coordinated by an RN, done by the right professional, and are signed by the person completing them.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/26/2005
Date Fixed:
08/11/2005

05/26/2005 - Quality Care

05/26/2005 - Quality Care
Type:
Health
Category:
Quality Care
Issue:
Give each resident care and services to get or keep the highest quality of life possible.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Pattern
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/26/2005
Date Fixed:
08/11/2005

05/26/2005 - Nutrition and Dietary

05/26/2005 - Nutrition and Dietary
Type:
Health
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary
Issue:
Make sure that the attending doctor orders special diets.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/26/2005
Date Fixed:
08/11/2005

05/26/2005 - Nutrition and Dietary

05/26/2005 - Nutrition and Dietary
Type:
Health
Category:
Nutrition and Dietary
Issue:
Store, cook, and give out food in a safe and clean way.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/26/2005
Date Fixed:
08/11/2005

05/26/2005 - Environmental

05/26/2005 - Environmental
Type:
Health
Category:
Environmental
Issue:
Keep a resident apart from the others if the resident has an infection that can spread.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/26/2005
Date Fixed:
08/11/2005

05/26/2005 - Mistreatment

05/26/2005 - Mistreatment
Type:
Health
Category:
Mistreatment
Issue:
Write and use policies that forbid mistreatment, neglect and abuse of residents and theft of residents' property.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Widespread
Level of Harm:
Potential for minimal harm
Date Found:
05/26/2005
Date Fixed:
08/11/2005

05/26/2005 - Resident Rights

05/26/2005 - Resident Rights
Type:
Health
Category:
Resident Rights
Issue:
Keep each resident's personal and medical records private and confidential.
Found Via:
Survey
Scope:
Isolated
Level of Harm:
Minimal harm or potential for actual harm
Date Found:
05/26/2005
Date Fixed:
08/11/2005

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Last Modified

Monday, July 21, 2008 2:43 PM MST

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Ft. Smith at a Glance

Ft. Smith has a total population of 80,268, of which 20,406 are children under the age of 18 and 11,001 are seniors 65 and older. The median age is 35.3.

Total Population:
80,268
Median Age:
35.3
Males:
38,918 (48.5%)
Female:
41,350 (51.5%)
Children (0-17):
20,406 (25.4%)
Adults (18-64):
48,861 (60.9%)
Seniors (65+):
11,001 (13.7%)
Age Breakdown:
Breakdown of age groups in Ft. Smith
Married:
35,580 (44.3%)
Divorced:
8,375 (10.4%)
Marriage Breakdown:
Breakdown of marriage in Ft. Smith
Hispanic Ethnicity:
7,048 (8.78%)
White:
61,798 (76.99%)
African American:
6,943 (8.65%)
Asian:
3,682 (4.59%)
Pacific Islander:
43 (0.05%)
Indian:
1,358 (1.69%)
Other:
4,040 (5.03%)
Two or More:
2,404 (2.99%)
Racial Breakdown:
Breakdown of race in Ft. Smith

Health

The average number of disabilities per resident is 0.39, which does not include institutionalized individuals.

Disabilities:
0.39 (Per Capita)
Dialysis Centers:
1
Doctors:
771
Home Agencies:
5
Hospitals:
2
Nursing Homes:
8
Medical Suppliers:
50
Rehab Centers:
4

Wealth

The median family income is $41,012 while the median household income is $32,157. Roughly 15.46% of the population live in poverty.

Family Income:
$41,012
Household Income:
$32,157
In Poverty:
15.46%

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