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 Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- 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 99.672134 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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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third most favorable category is short-term care. We gave it a B- in this category. This is basically a middle of the road score in this area. In calculating these short-term care scores, we analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. The goal is to create a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. It doesn't appear that this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. Lastly, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 4.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most nursing homes, closer to half of their patients are able to return home so this figure is below average.
The final category we scored is nursing. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a decent grade of B-. This is this facility's worst category. We assessed the levels of nurses employed by the facility, as well as the quantity of hours the nurses were with patients, in calculating our score in this area. This particular nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This figure is significantly below the national average. Lastly, nursing grades also factor in quality-based measures, such as preventing major falls. Despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the metric of preventing major falls. This is generally a reliable indicator that a nursing home has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Courtyard of Natchitoches Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 9.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term care residents which have new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients which had a fall which resulted in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 2.76% of Patients had UTIs
This gauges the percent of long-term residents which had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic can also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 15.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is a measure of the percent of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 22.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 1.54% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Courtyard of Natchitoches, 89.03% 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, 17.58% 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, 16.37% 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, 1.85 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, 16.37 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, 12.9 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, 63.81% 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