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. If you are not satisfied with this facility's pedestrian overall grade, you may have to look in other cities as this is the only nursing home in Franklin. If you aren't deterred by this facility's profile, feel free to continue reading to find out about its category scores. We discuss inspections in the next section.
Franklin Health Care Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Although this nursing home's overall score was terrible, it performed well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ for that category, which is one of our better scores. Inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. 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 proved to be this facility's greatest strength.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also didn't grade out terribly in the category of long-term care. Indeed, we awarded it a C in that category, which is another one of its higher scores. Our long-term care grades are important for patients needing non-healthcare services such as personal care. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. We were pleased to find that this facility vaccinated 99.22681 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Turning to the area of nursing care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. Our nursing category analyzes a handful of factors, many of which are based on quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing ratings. This nursing home fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.
Short-term Care Quality
The last category we analyzed is short-term care. This facility received a poor grade of F in that category. Short-term care grades are commonly used to gauge a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to offer quality rehabilitation services, facilities generally must feature better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly trained professionals. Given its score in this category, we weren't surprised to find that this place was well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the data we assessed. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was quite a bit off the national average.
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, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percent of residents who 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 number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Franklin Health Care Center, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls leading to injury are routinely the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Franklin Health Care Center, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents who experienced UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Franklin Health Care Center, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure measures the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Franklin Health Care Center, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Franklin Health Care Center, 1.48% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Franklin Health Care Center, 89.54% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines important for resident well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Franklin Health Care Center, 17.84% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Franklin Health Care Center, 15.38% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Franklin Health Care Center, 2.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Franklin Health Care Center, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Franklin Health Care Center, 12.77 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand 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