Courtyard of Natchitoches is in Natchitoches, Louisiana, a city with 27,809 people. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this looks like a decent facility. We also want to point out that this facility is located in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive medical services are available. One of the major highlights of this facility's profile is its exemplary inspection reports, which we will address in the next section.
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Courtyard of Natchitoches
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Hospital district
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection score. Its inspection grade was far better than its overall grade. In the inspections category, we gave this facility an A. Our inspection grades are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also performed well in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a score of A. Not many facilities performed more favorably in this category. When nursing homes receive this kind of grade in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of assessing the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.67427 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility's second least favorable score is short-term care, where it earned just a D in that area. This is a well below average grade. Short-term care scores are crucial for people needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a broad spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we discovered that this facility offered fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. This wasn't a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, about half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.
This facility's worst area is nursing, which is the final area we looked at. Sadly, it received an abysmal F for this category. Despite a few acceptable grades in other categories, this score is nevertheless alarming so we felt obligated to draw your attention to it. Our nursing score focuses on the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We consider both the levels of skill of the nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This particular place averaged a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This figure is far below the national average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This place performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these data points to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Courtyard of Natchitoches Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 2.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 16.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to residents for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 22.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 1.51% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 85.51% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 19.03% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could be a sign of decline of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 13.75% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that retained mobility levels. Many believe that the ability to move around is critical to residents' health.
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 2.4 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 13.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 13.45 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to gauge patient care during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 67.8% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of rehabilitation services.
- Natchitoches Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.26 miles away501 Keyser Ave Natchitoches Louisiana 71457Government - Hospital District or Authority(318) 471-2628