With an address in Farmerville, Louisiana, Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation is one of a mere two nursing homes in this area. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. This place seems to have a few things working in its favor. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its exemplary inspection score, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it received an elite inspection score. In fact, its inspection score was far better than its overall grade. In the inspections category, we gave it an A+. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with better scores in this category usually have very few of these severe deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. This is certainly an excellent sign for the quality of care at this facility.
Long-term Care Quality
In addition, we also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received positive long-term care marks in this assessment. We gave them one of our better grades in this area, with a grade of B. This turned out to be the facility's second best grade. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 84.61538 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is a few points lower than we were hoping for but still a respectable percentage. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's second worse category is short-term care, where it earned a grade of just D in that category. This is a relatively poor score. Our short-term care grades are considered to be more critical for those needing rehabilitation from their nursing home. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. This means not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. As you might expect, we found that this nursing home provides significantly less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of residents who were able to return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 5.3 percent of its patients returning home. This was well below average.
Turning to the fourth category, this facility did not fare very well. Due to a rock bottom grade of F in nursing, this is this nursing home's weakest grade. There are a variety of criteria included in this category. Most of these data points reflect nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. This nursing home fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are often associated with poor nursing care. Better hygiene protocols can reduce the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. We want to point out that this datapoint is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that are given antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 1.48% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who are showing signs of depression. Some experts argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 89.54% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 17.84% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 15.38% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility. Some would argue that mobility is vital to patients physical and mental health.
In Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 2.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to the physical health of nursing home patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 12.77 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Arbor Lake Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation, 64.63% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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