Franklin Health Care Center is in Franklin, Louisiana. Our grading system was not favorable to this nursing home, as we gave it an overall grade of F. This facility does not seem to have much going for it. If you aren't deterred by this place's profile, you can continue reading to learn more about its category scores. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph.
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Franklin Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
Although we graded this facility incredibly poorly overall, it actually earned a relatively impressive inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our more favorable grades in that area with a grade of B+. Arguably the most significant factor we look at in computing our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. It is typically best to avoid nursing homes that had a long list of deficiencies. 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. Not having any deficiencies is this nursing home's greatest strength.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to note that this nursing home received an F for its long-term care score. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility gave the vaccine to 94.976074 percent of its residents, which is a very solid percentage. Surprisingly, this facility was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. Sadly, some of its other scores in this category were not as favorable as these.
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We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an F for its nursing grade. The nursing rating weighs quite a few subcategories, most of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This place averaged just 0.3 hours of nursing care per patient per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This place performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these datapoints to be indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we graded was short-term care. This facility was given a bottom of the barrel grade of F in this category. Our short-term care grades are probably more important for folks requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. With a score this poor for this category, we were not stunned to learn this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we assess. The facility offered significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most facilities. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of patients that eventually returned home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Franklin Health Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Franklin Health Care Center, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are often the result of residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Franklin Health Care Center, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls are routinely caused by lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Franklin Health Care Center, 2.69% of Patients had UTIs
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who suffered from a UTI. UTI's may be an indication of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this statistic could also be skewed for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Franklin Health Care Center, 16.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic tells you the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Franklin Health Care Center, 22.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Franklin Health Care Center, 1.51% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Franklin Health Care Center, 85.51% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Franklin Health Care Center, 19.03% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many in the industry would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Franklin Health Care Center, 13.75% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of residents that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Franklin Health Care Center, 2.4 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Franklin Health Care Center, 13.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Franklin Health Care Center, 13.45 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
- Franklin Foundation HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.79 miles away1097 Northwest Blvd Franklin Louisiana 70538Government - Hospital District or Authority(337) 828-0760
- Fmcna - Franklin1.79 miles away1604 Cynthia St Franklin Louisiana 70538Dialysis Stations: 12 (337) 828-4747