Avalon Place is a senior living facility located in Monroe, Louisiana. This city has a population of 86,622 people. Featuring an overall score of C, this is likely a solid nursing home. This facility seems to have some things going for it. The best part of this facility's report card was its remarkable inspection rating. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Bariatric Care
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its decent overall score, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. This is far better than its overall grade. Inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this area typically have very few severe deficiencies. Although this facility had a few deficiencies on its inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. A couple of minor deficiencies shouldn't lead you to cross a nursing home off your list.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given an impressive long-term care grade. In fact, we gave it a B+ in that category, which happens to be one of our better. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the facility is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is more than the average nursing home. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Next, we looked at the nursing category where we gave this nursing home an F. This is certainly not one of this facility's better areas. In determining our nursing ratings, we weigh both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home offered only 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing scores. This place performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these statistics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed is short-term care. Sadly, it received an F for this category, which is a bottom of the barrel score. This is certainly a significant disappointment. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is considered to be a meaningful measure of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we considered the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 3.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Avalon Place Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Avalon Place, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Avalon Place, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Avalon Place, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poor hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Avalon Place, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Avalon Place, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percent of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Avalon Place, 1.48% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Avalon Place, 89.54% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Avalon Place, 17.84% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living could be a sign of the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Avalon Place, 15.38% Percentage of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents who retained mobility levels.
In Avalon Place, 2.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Avalon Place, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Avalon Place, 12.77 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Avalon Place, 64.63% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
Scores for Monroe, LA
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of C
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of A-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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- Ochsner Lsu Health MonroeAcute Care Hospitals 8.9 miles away4864 Jackson Street Monroe Louisiana 71202Proprietary(318) 330-7000
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