Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is the only facility we found in Bernice, Louisiana. Sporting an overall rating of D, this is a well below average nursing home. This facility seems to have very little going for it. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, you can continue reading to find out about its category grades. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
101 Reeves Street,
Bernice LA 71222
70% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
While we were not high on this facility's overall score, it actually received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our highest scores in that category with an A. Inspection grades weigh several factors included in a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid facilities with a list of severe deficiencies flagged. While this place had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. A couple minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
We also awarded this facility a decent score in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a C. Long-term care grades are used to assess a nursing home's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services provided by a rehabilitation facility. One of the factors we considered on top of nursing hours is vaccinations. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to just 84.571434 percent of its residents. Fortunately, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 1.23 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this facility has fewer hospitalizations than the majority of nursing homes.
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We were stunned to find that this facility also excelled in the category of nursing. We gave it a grade of D for that category, which is one of our highest grades. Our nursing score focuses on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We factor in both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This particular facility averaged a meager 3.3 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This statistic is well below average. This facility also had abysmal scores in some of the quality-based measures to go along with its weak nursing hour totals. We looked at the percent of residents experiencing pressure ulcers and we were quite disappointed. This place was at approximately 1.5 times the national average in this metric. This is likely a bad sign in light of the fact that many bed sores are preventable with better nursing care. This metric helped pull down this nursing home's nursing rating quite a bit.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we scored is short-term care, ended up being this nursing home's weakest area. We gave this facility a grade of D in that area. In our short-term care score, we attempt to create a fair measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we look at the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. With a grade in this range in this category, we weren't shocked to find that this nursing home was well below average in many staffing areas we assess. In fact, it offered significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from this nursing home. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of patients who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.75% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15.82% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs may be used for treating a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 22.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are used to treat patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.57% of Patients
This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 89.69% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 17.57% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.33% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels.
In Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.33 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12.99 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
- Reeves Memorial Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0.44 miles away409 First Street Bernice Louisiana 71222Government - Hospital District or Authority(318) 285-9066
- Union General HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 15.56 miles away901 James Ave Farmerville Louisiana 71241Voluntary non-profit - Private(318) 368-9751