With an address in Gonzales, Louisiana, Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is one of just two nursing homes in the area. We gave this nursing home an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some respectable marks. Based on our assessment, this place has some redeeming qualities. The best part of this nursing home's report card is is its inspection reports. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility outperformed its overall grade in the area of inspections. In fact, it received an excellent inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best grades in this category with an A-. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively insignificant. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we were able to find 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
In addition, we also would like to point out that this facility was awarded favorable long-term care marks in this assessment. We awarded them one of our more impressive scores in this category, with a grade of B+. This turned out to be the facility's second highest grade. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. One of the factors we considered after nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 98.63388 percent of its residents. This is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths for the nursing home population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second lowest category was short-term care, where it received a grade of just D in that area. This is a well below average grade. In the category of short-term care, we strive to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a nursing home's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients who returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Switching gears to our last area, this nursing home really did not perform very well. With a very poor grade of F in nursing, this was its worst category. There are a host of criteria within this grade. Most of these criteria relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which developed pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. However, this statistic may also be misleading for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term stay patients which were administered antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of patients suffering from Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients which were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 1.48% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 89.54% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 17.84% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence. Some experts would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.38% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 2.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 12.77 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to assess patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Ascension Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 64.63% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
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