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Belle Vie Living Center

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Updated Nov 1, 2021 by Nick Lata

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

(504) 393-9595

68.11% estimated occupancy 1

Belle Vie Living Center is the sole facility we identified in Gretna, Louisiana. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A score in this range requires solid scores in most areas. This nursing home truly has plenty working in its favor. We were also pleased to find that this nursing home did not have any bad scores in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades can be found below.

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

On top of receiving a great overall score, this nursing home also earned first-rate inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in this area, with an A+. Inspection grades are based on many datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this category typically have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. This nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to be an imminent threat to resident health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Adding to its impressive profile, this place also excelled in the category of nursing. In fact, we awarded it an B+ for that category. Our nursing grade focuses on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of training of the nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This facility provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's third most favorable area ended up being long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a B-. Our long-term care grades are critical for prospective residents requiring personal care. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 97.75785 percent of its residents, which is better than the majority of nursing homes. This facility keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: C

Switching gears to our fourth category, this facility was given a grade of C in short-term care, which we consider to be a decent rating. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. Unfortunately, it does not look like this nursing home submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.6 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Belle Vie Living Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls

This gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that have had a fall which caused severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Belle Vie Living Center, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Belle Vie Living Center, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for a variety of conditions, including dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Belle Vie Living Center, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term patients who were given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Belle Vie Living Center, 1.48% of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 89.54% 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, 17.84% 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-minus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 15.38% 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: D

In Belle Vie Living Center, 2.05 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-plus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 15.38 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

In Belle Vie Living Center, 12.77 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, 64.63% 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