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Craighead Nursing Center

(866) 870-8878

5101 Harrisburg Rd, Jonesboro, AR


  • Nursing Home
  • Skilled Nursing Facility

Payment Options

  • Medicare No
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Craighead Nursing Center is an average sized, for profit, nursing home with 121 beds based in Jonesboro, AR. At last check, the facility had 119 residents indicating that it is 98% occupied which is more than average within the state of Arkansas. The provider accepts only medicare, and provides resident counseling services.
This nursing home is not located in a hospital or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Craighead Nursing Center, was 5 stars. Only 11% of nursing homes have 5 stars in Arkansas.
We have compared the detailed Medicare data for Craighead Nursing Center with other senior care providers in Arkansas. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 03/15/2012.
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11/08/2008  -  An OurParents User Writes:

I believe this is the best nursing home in the Jonesboro area. I worked here and my grandfather also went to this nursing home.
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Description of Craighead Nursing Center in Jonesboro, AR

Number of Beds : 121

Craighead Nursing Center, located in Jonesboro, Arkansas provides the following services: Nursing Home and Skilled Nursing Facility. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicaid. Craighead Nursing Center has received 5 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 4 stars. Craighead Nursing Center has a very good hospital, Nea Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 82 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The Craighead Nursing Center's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (72404) in Arkansas, where Craighead Nursing Center is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for Craighead Nursing Center can be found here.

Craighead Nursing Center is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, Craighead Nursing Center is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). It is primarily engaged in providing skilled nursing care and related services for residents who require medical or nursing care; or rehabilitation services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons.

Skilled nursing facilities cater to patients who either need short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; or require long-term nursing and medical supervision. Skilled Nursing facilities are very often associated with area hospitals.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

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Demographic Profile for Jonesboro, AR,72404


Male Population
Female Population
Median Age
34 Years
Average Household Income

Cost Of Living
Compared to the National Average

15% Below
Cost of Food
6% Below
8% Below
10% Below

Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

Air Quality
84 / 100
Water Quality
92 / 100
Superfund Sites
99 / 100
Physicians per 100k

Annual Crime

Violent Crimes
Property Crimes