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Belle Vie Living Center

Updated Nov 1, 2021 by Sara Levinsohn

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 a large nursing home in Gretna, Louisiana. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A score in this range requires solid scores in most areas. This place definitely has plenty going for it. We were also pleased to find that this facility did not have any poor grades in any of the major categories. More information about its category grades is available below.

Quick Details

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

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

In addition to earning a strong overall score, this facility fared even better in the area of inspections which is based on the facility's recent government inspections. In fact, we gave it an A+ for this category, which is one of our highest scores. Our inspection scores account for several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Places with higher scores in this category tend to have few of these severe deficiencies. While this place had a few deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor made us feel better about this inspection report.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home also received a strong nursing score. In fact, we awarded it an above average grade of B+ in this area. Our nursing grade is largely based on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed certain nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as predictive indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's third highest area ended up being its long-term care score, where it received a grade of B-. In a long-term care environment, the primary objective is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. One of the factors we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. Thankfully, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccination to 97.75785 percent of its patients. Lastly, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. Here we found that this place had 3.42 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. While this figure is quite a bit higher than the national average, this number may be skewed for some facilities due to the preexisting medical conditions of residents.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next area we looked at was short-term care. We gave this nursing home a grade of B- in this category. In calculating our short-term care grades, we look at the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is often a solid measure of a facility's rehabilitation. We were not able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The last metric we considered in this category is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that it fared respectably with 45.9 percent of its residents returning home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Belle Vie Living Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 9.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-plus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients that have had falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Belle Vie Living Center, 2.75% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Belle Vie Living Center, 15.82% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Belle Vie Living Center, 22.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Belle Vie Living Center, 1.57% of Patients

This is the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 89.69% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 17.57% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the erosion of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Belle Vie Living Center, 16.33% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Many believe that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.


Grade: D

In Belle Vie Living Center, 1.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Belle Vie Living Center, 16.33 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A

In Belle Vie Living Center, 12.99 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Belle Vie Living Center, 64% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living generally correlates with superior 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

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