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Belle Vie Living Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2021 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B
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535 Commerce Street,
Gretna LA 70056

(504) 393-9595

68.11% estimated occupancy 1

Note: Data for Belle Vie Living Center has not been updated recently. This page shows historical performance which may not be representitive of current service levels.

Belle Vie Living Center is a large nursing home located in Gretna, Louisiana. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A grade of this caliber requires respectable scores in most areas. This facility truly has plenty working in its favor. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home didn't have any weak links in any of the four major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.

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Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its favorable overall performance, we gave this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. Inspection scores are tied to items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area tend to have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but fortunately none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent risk to patient safety or health. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B+ for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. Our nursing score is primarily associated with the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a protocol of turning residents even once per day.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This nursing home was awarded its next most favorable category score in the category of long-term care. We gave this facility a B- in this category, which is a respectable score. For prospective residents seeking a permanent residence as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care is a very important category. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 97.75785 percent of its patients. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The last area we assessed is short-term care. This facility was awarded a grade of B- in this area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. The goal is to devise a barometer for sizing up the rehabilitation services of various facilities. Unfortunately, we weren't able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this nursing home. Lastly, we considered the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18May 23

Belle Vie Living Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin resulting from staying in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Closer supervision can minimize the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Belle Vie Living Center, 2.69% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Additional nurse staffing can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Belle Vie Living Center, 16.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Belle Vie Living Center, 22.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Belle Vie Living Center, 1.51% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting signs of depression. Some argue this is a measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 85.51% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 19.03% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and bathing. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Belle Vie Living Center, 13.75% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.


Grade: C

In Belle Vie Living Center, 2.4 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Belle Vie Living Center, 13.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 13.45 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Belle Vie Living Center, 67.8% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with better rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • West Jefferson Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.02 miles away1101 Medical Center Blvd Marrero Louisiana 70072Voluntary non-profit - Private(504) 347-5511
  • Touro InfirmaryAcute Care Hospitals 4.69 miles away1401 Foucher Street New Orleans Louisiana 70115Voluntary non-profit - Private(504) 897-8247
  • Tulane Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.55 miles away1415 Tulane Ave New Orleans Louisiana 70112Voluntary non-profit - Private(504) 988-5263
  • St Bernard Parish HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 5.59 miles away8000 West Judge Perez Drive Chalmette Louisiana 70043Government - Hospital District or Authority(504) 826-9500
  • University Medical Center New OrleansAcute Care Hospitals 6.04 miles away2000 Canal Street New Orleans Louisiana 70112Voluntary non-profit - Private(504) 903-3000
  • Childrens HospitalChildrens 6.26 miles away200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans Louisiana 70118Voluntary non-profit - Private(504) 899-9511
  • Ochsner Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.72 miles away1516 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans Louisiana 70121Voluntary non-profit - Private(504) 842-3000
  • New Orleans East HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.67 miles away5620 Read Blvd New Orleans Louisiana 70127Government - Hospital District or Authority(504) 592-6600

Nearby Dialysis

  • Dci - Westbank-Gretna0.62 miles away1010 Behrman Hwy Gretna Louisiana 70056Dialysis Stations: 22 (504) 391-9572
  • Davita - Oakwood Dialysis2.38 miles away148 Hector Ave Gretna Louisiana 70056Dialysis Stations: 12 (504) 376-1603
  • Davita - Westbank Chronic Renal Ctr2.39 miles away3631 Behrman Pl New Orleans Louisiana 70114CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (504) 366-0808
  • Fmcna - Gretna2.51 miles away959 Behrman Hgwy Gretna Louisiana 70056Dialysis Stations: 17 (504) 391-1041
  • Davita - Algiers Dialysis2.72 miles away2924 General Degaulle Dr New Orleans Louisiana 70114Dialysis Stations: 13 (504) 367-0006
  • Fkc - Algiers3.01 miles away2908 General Degualle Dr New Orleans Louisiana 70114Dialysis Stations: 13 (504) 227-1521
  • Davita - Marrero Dialysis Center3.55 miles away1908 Jutland Dr Harvey Louisiana 70058CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 17 (504) 347-6224
  • Fmcna - Marrero4.1 miles away7325 Westbank Expressway Marrero Louisiana 70072Dialysis Stations: 23 (504) 348-1845