Located in Simmesport, Louisiana, Bayou Chateau Nursing Center is the only facility we identified in the area. This facility received an A- overall, which is one of our better ratings. Based on our assessment, you can't go wrong here. This place's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Bayou Chateau Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Top Nursing Home in Louisiana Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
On top of being an elite nursing home overall, this facility performed well in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Few places fared as well in this category. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also received an A+ for its long-term care grade. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it typically means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to live on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a life threatening health condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This facility received a very good nursing grade this year as well. It received one of our better scores in that category with a grade of B. Our nursing score features a host of subcategories. The most important factor is the number of hours nurses spent with patients. This nursing home averages 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we assessed was short-term care. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a decent grade of B-. This turned out to be this nursing home's weakest area. Short-term care grades are generally used to measure a facility's rehabilitation services. In order to offer highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bayou Chateau Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bayou Chateau Nursing Center, 2.7% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers. Many experts believe that pressure ulcers are a reliable measure of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bayou Chateau Nursing Center, 4.69% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bayou Chateau Nursing Center, 1.67% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be misleading for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bayou Chateau Nursing Center, 20.93% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bayou Chateau Nursing Center, 36.42% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term care residents receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bayou Chateau Nursing Center, 0% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bayou Chateau Nursing Center, 99.52% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bayou Chateau Nursing Center, 7.95% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bayou Chateau Nursing Center, 8.27% of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Bayou Chateau Nursing Center, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bayou Chateau Nursing Center, 8.27% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term resident care.
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