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Colonial Nursing Home

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A-plus
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426 North Washington Street,
Marksville LA 71351

(318) 253-4556

33.89% estimated occupancy 1

Colonial Nursing Home is an average-sized nursing home located in Marksville, Louisiana. With an A+ overall grade, we ranked this facility in the top five percentile of all facilities in the United States. This is really as good of a facility as you're going to find. If you look further down this page, you can see this nursing home's category ratings, which are also strong.

Quick Details

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

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

One of the reasons this ended up being a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this very important category. Our inspection grades weigh several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better scores in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. It doesn't appear that we have information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition, this nursing home was given quality marks in the category of long-term care. Consequently, it received one of our best scores in that category with a score of A+. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are kept in good health. After assessing the very impressive nursing hours provided by this nursing home, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is significantly higher than most nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. With only 1.19 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this nursing home has fewer hospitalizations than the average nursing home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

This nursing home also received an A+ for its nursing grade. Nursing grades are tied to nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides an incredible 4.4 hours of nursing care per patient on a daily basis. Very few nursing homes provide this quantity of nursing care to their patients. Out of this total, many of the hours were provided by registered nurses, which is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. On top of providing high levels of care, this facility was also above average in each of the major quality measures we assessed in this category. By way of illustration, it performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. These areas are generally reliable indicators of the quality of nursing care a facility offers.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Turning to our final area, this nursing home was given a very strong short-term care score. In fact, we gave it a B+ in this category, finishing off one of our more impressive profiles. In computing our short-term care grades, we look at the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This rating is typically a fair measure of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. This nursing home elevated its grade in this category by offering more care from registered nurses to its residents than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Colonial Nursing Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Colonial Nursing Home, 9.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Colonial Nursing Home, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric gauges the percent of long-term care residents that suffered falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Colonial Nursing Home, 2.75% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percent of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Colonial Nursing Home, 15.82% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Colonial Nursing Home, 22.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally given to patients suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Colonial Nursing Home, 1.57% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Colonial Nursing Home, 89.69% of Patients

This is the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-minus

In Colonial Nursing Home, 17.57% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: D

In Colonial Nursing Home, 16.33% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In Colonial Nursing Home, 1.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A

In Colonial Nursing Home, 16.33 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Avoyelles HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 1.06 miles away4231 Highway 1192 Marksville Louisiana 71351Proprietary(318) 253-8611
  • Bunkie General HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.83 miles away427 Evergreen Street Bunkie Louisiana 71322Government - Hospital District or Authority(318) 346-6681

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fkc - Marksville0.62 miles away634 Tunica Dr W Marksville Louisiana 71351Dialysis Stations: 17 (318) 253-4376
  • Fmcna - Bunkie13.85 miles away102 Standard St Bunkie Louisiana 71322Dialysis Stations: 20 (318) 346-6348

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