Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center is a large nursing home in Jonesboro, Louisiana. We gave this facility an overall grade of B-. A grade in this range requires some respectable scores. In our view, this nursing home would be a good fit for most people. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's profile is its remarkable inspection rating, which we will address in the next section.
Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it received an elite inspection score. Its inspection grade was far better than its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave it an A. Our inspection ratings are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this category typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to an additional strength for this facility, we gave it an elite long-term care grade. In fact, we gave this nursing home a score of A. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 99.324326 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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One of this facility's better category grades was in the area of nursing care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of C. The nursing score includes several components, most of which are based on levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures. Although this facility got dinged a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in a few of these quality-based measures. With fewer than five percent of its residents experiencing pressure ulcers, it performed very well in this metric. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving patients more frequently.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility's least impressive area is short-term care, which is the last category we assessed. It received an F in this category. Even with multiple decent grades in other categories, this score is still disappointing so we felt obligated to point it out. Our short-term care scores are believed to be most critical for folks in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that just 3.6 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these poor statistics was damning for this facility's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents who suffered from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls which result in injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these medications due to having more patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center, 1.48% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center, 89.54% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center, 17.84% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and taking a bath. Some experts argue that this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center, 15.38% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.
In Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center, 2.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center, 12.77 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Forest Haven Nursing & Rehab Center, 64.63% Percentage of Resident
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many in the industry believe that this is a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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