49th
278
9.12%
2.45stars
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Louisiana Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid baromoter of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

B-
9.12%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients which have had falls leading to serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of poor nursing care.

B
3.46%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often the result of nursing homes with worse hygeine protocols. Better nursing care can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.

B
2.61%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

B
15.43%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.

B-
23.5%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This is the percentage of residents demonstrating signs of depression.

A
1.05%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

B
90.55%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This indicates the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

B
15.81%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

B+
14.97%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.

D
2.55

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

B+
14.97

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.

B-
12.24

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements.

B-
60.83%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Louisiana's
Nursing Home Quality
C
B+
Long-Term Care
A
Inspection Reports
D
Nurse Quality
D
Short-Term Care
More information about Louisiana
Number of Hospitals: 152
Number of Dialysis facilities: 188
Number of Medicaid beds: 33,997

Best Nurse Quality

  1. St Francis Medical Center Snf
  2. East Jefferson Hospital Snf
  3. Willis-Knighton Extended Care Center
  4. Diversicare of Tylertown
  5. Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home
Louisiana is ranked as the 50th best state in the nation for nurse quality.

Best Short Term Care

  1. Baton Rouge Gen Med Ctr, Snf
  2. East Jefferson Hospital Snf
  3. St Francis Medical Center Snf
  4. Willis-Knighton Extended Care Center
  5. Ochsner Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility
Louisiana is ranked as the 50th best state in the nation for short term care.

Best Long Term Care

  1. Oak Lane Wellness & Rehabilitative Center
  2. Jefferson County Nursing Home
  3. Lasalle Nursing Home
  4. Heritage House Nursing Center
  5. Hessmer Nursing Home
Louisiana is ranked as the 12th best state in the nation for long term care.

Best Health Inspection Rating

  1. Colonial Nursing Home
  2. The Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
  3. Baton Rouge Gen Med Ctr, Snf
  4. Christwood
  5. Lasalle Nursing Home
Louisiana is ranked as the 12th best state in the nation for inspection ratings.

Louisiana cities

City # of Nursing Homes # of Dialysis within 10 miles # of Hospitals within 10 miles Average Nursing Home Rating
Abbeville221
C
Alexandria557
C
Arcadia201
D
Bastrop311
B-
Baton Rouge221610
C
Bossier City7158
C
Covington253
B
Crowley221
B-
Denham Springs374
D
Deridder212
C
Eunice210
B
Farmerville221
C
Ferriday210
C
Franklinton221
C
Gonzales252
C
Gretna23513
F
Hammond433
C
Harvey23110
F
Homer211
B-
Houma544
B-
Jackson212
B+
Jena200
C
Jennings322
B
Jonesboro201
B
Kaplan201
B-
Kenner22411
F
La Place131
C
Lafayette9710
B-
Lake Charles744
B-
Mandeville265
C
Mansfield211
B-
Many211
C
Marksville211
B-
Marrero23212
B-
Metairie43514
B-
Minden220
D
Monroe865
B-
Natchitoches321
B-
New Iberia431
B-
New Orleans17103
C
New Roads212
C
Oak Grove211
B-
Opelousas332
B-
Pineville457
D
Plaquemine210
F
Rayne221
B-
Rayville211
D
Ruston322
C
Shreveport21178
C
Slidell434
B-
Sulphur254
C
Thibodaux322
B-
West Monroe365
C
Winnfield211
D
Winnsboro211
D
Wisner200
B
Zachary241
B