With 38,987 people, Opelousas, Louisiana is a small city. Unfortunately, there is just one nursing home there. We awarded the city's only nursing home a grade of B-, which is a a respectable grade. For comparison's sake, we also looked at the nursing homes in the nearby city of Pineville. With Pineville receiving an awful city grade, we found the facility in Opelousas to be rated much higher than most of the nursing homes in Pineville. Although this likely is not a bad option, we would not blame you if you want to explore nursing homes in other cities.
Despite receiving a somewhat average overall grade, this city's only nursing home performed spectacularly well in our inspections category. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. Consequently, we awarded it one of our highest grades in that area with a grade of A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite minor. This facility also received one of our better grades in the area of long-term care, where it received a grade of B+. Finally, this place were awarded a B- for its nursing grade and a grade of D for short-term care. In spite of otherwise respectable category grades, this place's poor short-term care score could be a concern for prospective residents who need rehabilitation services..