Christwood is a small non-profit facility in Covington, Louisiana. This proved to be an A rated facility, which is one of the top scores we offer. You flat out can't do much better than this place. As you will find below, this facility also performed well in our category grades. It would be hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
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Best Nursing Home in Louisiana Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Louisiana Awards 2021
Best Nursing Home in Covington, Louisiana Awards 2021
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a great overall score, this facility also earned an A+ inspection grade. This grade is based on the facility's recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the best complements we can pay to a nursing home. Our inspection scores are tied to many datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area typically have very few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these facilities should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Adding to its strong assessment, this nursing home also was awarded an excellent long-term care score, with a grade of A. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients, which is very impressive. Pneumonia is often a dangerous ailment for nursing home residents so we like it when a facility doesn't roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category. Our nursing score focuses on the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of training of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality measures and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any nursing home the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as employing a protocol of turning residents more often.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we rated, this nursing home was awarded an impressive grade grade of B+ in our short-term care category. With this score, the nursing home completed an elite report card. Our short-term care scores are critical for people in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically mandates more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a broad spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. Finally, we assessed the percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. We found that 4.9 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Christwood Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Christwood, 11.54% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Christwood, 3.57% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in major injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Christwood, 3.57% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term care patients which have suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Christwood, 7.14% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of patients given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to residents for many conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Christwood, 8.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Christwood, 0% of Patients
This is the percent of patients showing signs of depression. Higher rates of depression may be an indicator a less hospitable environment.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Christwood, 100% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Christwood, 8.7% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Christwood, 10.78% of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Many would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' well-being.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Christwood, 10.78% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Christwood, 18.11% of Patients
Measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Christwood, 95.12% of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
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