Located in Hammond, Louisiana, Belle Maison Nursing Home is one of four nursing homes there. This nursing home turns out to be a very respectable facility, with an overall grade of B. We actually rated it as the number one nursing home in Hammond. This nursing home's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.
Belle Maison Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a quality facility overall, this nursing home really excelled in the area of inspections, where it received an A+. Few nursing homes performed better in that area. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. While this facility had some deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home performed well in the category of long-term care. In fact, we awarded it a score of A for that category, which happens to be one of our most elite scores. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly ailment for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Turning to the area of nursing care, this was not one of this facility's strong suits. We awarded it a grade of D in this category. Clearly, this facility performed much better in the categories discussed above. Our nursing rating is based on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with patients. This particular place offered a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This statistic is far below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's worst category is short-term care, which is the last category we looked at. For this area, we gave this facility a grade of just D. In calculating our short-term care scores, we assess a facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This category is frequently a fair assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. We found that this nursing home was subpar in two of the key staffing metrics we looked at. In fact, it provided fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most nursing homes. The last item we looked at in this area is the number of patients who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. This nursing home struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4.8 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Belle Maison Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Belle Maison Nursing Home, 9.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Belle Maison Nursing Home, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often the result of poor nursing care. More supervision reduces the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Belle Maison Nursing Home, 2.76% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often caused by facilities with worst hygiene practices. Additional nurse staffing can minimize the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Belle Maison Nursing Home, 15.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Belle Maison Nursing Home, 22.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric measures the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Belle Maison Nursing Home, 1.54% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Belle Maison Nursing Home, 89.03% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Belle Maison Nursing Home, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Belle Maison Nursing Home, 16.37% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who remained mobile levels. Some would argue that mobility is critical to residents' well-being.
In Belle Maison Nursing Home, 1.85 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Belle Maison Nursing Home, 16.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Belle Maison Nursing Home, 12.9 Percentage of Patients
This tells you 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 Belle Maison Nursing Home, 63.81% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term patients who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Hammond, LA
- Overall Rating has a grade of C
- Nurse Rating has a grade of D
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of F
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-plus
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