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Baton Rouge Health Care Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Baton Rouge Health Care Center's website

5550 Thomas Road,
Baton Rouge LA 70811

(225) 774-2141

71.8% estimated occupancy 1

Baton Rouge Health Care Center is just one of 22 facilities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This facility received a strong overall grade of B+, leading us to rank it as one of the better options in Baton Rouge. This truly is impressive given that the city offers some quality nursing homes. Based on our analysis, you can do much worse than this facility. This nursing home was stronger in some categories than others, but it didn't have any weak links in any of our major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a great nursing home overall, it also earned A+ inspections recently. Its inspections are nearly perfect. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this place had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among this facility's other accomplishments is its elite long-term care score. We gave them one of our most impressive grades in that category, with a grade of A-. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.35484 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to the category of nursing care, this facility didn't perform quite as well in this area as some of the categories discussed above. Nevertheless, a grade of B- in this category is by no means a bad score. In calculating a facility's nursing score, we consider the quantity of hours nurses are caring for patients and the level of licensure of the nurses. This place provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is usually a reliable indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last category we rated was this facility's weakest category. Nevertheless, even in its worst category we still gave it an acceptable grade of B- for our short-term care category. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We assess the nursing home's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final metric we looked at in this category is the number of patients who returned home from the facility. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jul 22

Baton Rouge Health Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Baton Rouge Health Care Center, 9.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A

In Baton Rouge Health Care Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-plus

In Baton Rouge Health Care Center, 2.76% of Patients had UTIs

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients which suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Baton Rouge Health Care Center, 15.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Baton Rouge Health Care Center, 22.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Baton Rouge Health Care Center, 1.54% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who are showing symptoms of depression. Some argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In Baton Rouge Health Care Center, 89.03% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Baton Rouge Health Care Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Baton Rouge Health Care Center, 16.37% Percentage of Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care patients who maintained mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Baton Rouge Health Care Center, 1.85 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is key to maintaining the physical well-being of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Baton Rouge Health Care Center, 16.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Baton Rouge Health Care Center, 12.9 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In Baton Rouge Health Care Center, 63.81% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with ADL's generally correlates with better rehabilitation.

Scores for Baton Rouge, LA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of D
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus

Looking for more options? Baton Rouge, Louisiana has 21 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Lane Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 6.27 miles away6300 Main Street Zachary Louisiana 70791Government - Hospital District or Authority(225) 658-4000
  • Baton Rouge General Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 7.52 miles away3600 Florida Blvd Baton Rouge Louisiana 70806Voluntary non-profit - Private(225) 387-7767
  • Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 10.88 miles away5000 Hennessy Blvd Baton Rouge Louisiana 70808Voluntary non-profit - Church(225) 765-6565
  • Ochsner Medical Center - Baton RougeAcute Care Hospitals 11.39 miles away17000 Medical Center Dr Baton Rouge Louisiana 70816Voluntary non-profit - Private(225) 752-2470
  • Womans HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 12.02 miles away100 Woman's Way Baton Rouge Louisiana 70817Voluntary non-profit - Private(225) 927-1300

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmcna - Baker2.62 miles away4353 Groom Rd Baker Louisiana 70714CMS Rating: 1 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (225) 775-0217
  • Davita - Scotlandville Dialysis2.97 miles away7797 Howell Blvd Baton Rouge Louisiana 70807Dialysis Stations: 18 (225) 357-6928
  • Fmcna - Howell Place3.24 miles away7707 Howell Pl Blvd Baton Rouge Louisiana 70807CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (225) 357-3798
  • Fmcna - Airline3.91 miles away5948 Airline Hwy Baton Rouge Louisiana 70805CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 29 (225) 357-9055
  • Fmcna - Zachary Crossroad6.26 miles away4709 Secretary Dr Zachary Louisiana 70791CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (225) 654-1450
  • Fmcna - Foster Dr Dialysis Svcs6.32 miles away1919 N Foster Dr Baton Rouge Louisiana 70806CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (225) 354-1611
  • Fmcna - Dialysis Services of Bon Carre7.2 miles away7656 Realtors Ave Baton Rouge Louisiana 70806Dialysis Stations: 20 (225) 216-0388
  • Davita - Mid City Dialysis7.57 miles away2902 Florida Blvd Baton Rouge Louisiana 70802Dialysis Stations: 13 (225) 766-0093