Courtyard of Natchitoches is in Natchitoches, Louisiana, a city with 27,809 people. Featuring an overall grade of B+, this looks like a very good 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. The best part of this facility's impressive report card is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Courtyard of Natchitoches
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- 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
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to receiving a strong overall rating, this facility received an A+ inspection rating. This score is based on its recent inspection reports. An A+ in this category is one of the highest complements we can pay to a nursing home. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. It doesn't appear that 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
Among this nursing home's other accomplishments is its top-shelf long-term care grade. We gave them one of our more impressive scores in that category, with a score of A. Long-term care ratings in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. One of the statistics we considered after nursing hours is vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a great way to minimize unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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This nursing home's next best category was nursing. We awarded it a grade of B- in this category. While this wasn't quite as good as some of its other category grades, this isn't a bad score either. There are quite a few factors included in this category. Many of the subcategories relate to the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home averages just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, nursing scores also consider quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours per resident, this place actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is typically an indicator that a nursing home has quality controls in place. Some falls can be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses to assist its residents.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we analyzed is short-term care. We awarded this facility an acceptable grade in that category, with a B-. Even though this wasn't as favorable as a few of this nursing home's other grades, it is nevertheless nothing to be ashamed of. Short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of skilled nursing services. This means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. It doesn't look like this nursing home submitted registered nurse or physical therapist staffing data. The last item we considered in this area is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 4.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home. Unfortunately, this was below the national average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Courtyard of Natchitoches Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of long-term patients who sustained falls which resulted in major injury. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with worst hygiene practices. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term care patients who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 1.48% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents showing depressive symptoms. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 89.54% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 17.84% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 15.38% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 2.05 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 Courtyard of Natchitoches, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 12.77 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 64.63% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.
- Natchitoches Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.26 miles away501 Keyser Ave Natchitoches Louisiana 71457Government - Hospital District or Authority(318) 471-2628