Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a nursing home in Gonzales, Louisiana, which has a total of 38,643 people. This nursing home received an overall grade of C, which is a decent grade. Based on our ratings, there are definitely far worse nursing homes out there. The best part of this facility's report card was its stellar inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
711 W. Cornerview Road,
Gonzales LA 70737
96.17% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its nearly flawless inspections in recent years. We awarded them an A in this category. Our inspection grades are based on many pieces of information found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this category tend to have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. We were not able to locate deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also fared well in the area of long-term care. For this reason, we gave it a grade of A- in that category, which is one of our best scores. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.72145 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is better than the vast majority of nursing homes. This facility was also able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Although it had 1.72 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted statistic was better than the majority of nursing homes due to it having more complicated patients.
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Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home only received a D for its short-term care rating, which is well below average in this category. In our short-term care rating, we attempt to forge a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The final metric we looked at in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics was damning for this facility's short-term care score.
The final category we looked at was nursing, which is this nursing home's worst area. It received an abysmal F for this category, which is obviously a major concern. Our nursing score considers several data points. The most heavily weighted variable is the amount of time nurses spend with patients. This nursing home offered a meager 2.9 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is not a very impressive figure. In addition to ranking below average in nursing hours per resident, this facility also had poor scores in the quality-based metrics we looked at in determining our nursing grades. We looked at the percent of residents experiencing major falls and pressure ulcers. This nursing home was at approximately 1.5 times the national average in both of these data points. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that many bed sores and falls are preventable with better nursing care. These statistics helped pull down this nursing home's nursing grade significantly.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 9.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents which experienced a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2.75% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from urinary tract infections. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it is problematic to compare different facilities due to varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.82% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 22.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.57% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 89.69% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.57% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.33% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.33 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 12.99 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 64% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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