With 7,533 people, Jena, Louisiana is a small city. There are only 2 nursing homes there, which does not give you too many options to choose from. This small group of nursing homes earned on average an overall grade of B-, which a decent rating for the city. We also assessed the nursing homes in the nearby city of West Monroe. We found the nursing homes in Jena to be a bit better. You can continue reading to find more information about how this city's nursing homes performed in our category grades.
It should also be noted that this city's inspection rating outpaced its overall grade. In fact, we awarded Jena a grade of B+ for its inspection score, which is one of our better grades. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a facility's inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher scores in this category most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. In addition, the city also fared well in the area of health long-term care with a grade of B. In the last two categories, we gave Jena grades of B- and D for our short-term care and nursing areas respectively. Even with an otherwise decent profile, a nursing grade in this range may be an ominous sign for nursing staffing levels.