Gonzales Healthcare Center is an average-sized government-owned facility in Gonzales, Louisiana. With an overall score of D, this is a relatively poor facility. Based on our assessment, this facility likely isn't a great fit for most prospective residents. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection rating. You can continue reading to find out about inspections and other category scores
Gonzales Healthcare Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - Federal
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Tracheotomy Care
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Colostomy Care
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall score was not a highlight, it actually excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that area, which is one of our highest scores. Inspection grades account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. You generally want to avoid nursing homes with too many deficiencies flagged. This facility was hit with 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies an immediate risk to resident safety or health. A few minor deficiencies are not necessarily the end of the world.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the category of long-term care, this facility received a grade of just D in this category. Sadly, this ended up being one of its better features. When facilities receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means the facility did not perform well in our quality measures relating to patient care. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. We were a bit concerned this nursing home vaccinated 90.753426 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be several points less than what we expected. To our surprise, this place actually fared well at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days. This is its best feature in this category.
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We also wanted to point out that this nursing home received an F for its nursing grade. When determining our nursing scores, we look at both nursing hours and the skill levels of the nurses. This nursing home provided a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This statistic is well below average. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. Many consider these statistics to be reliable measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we assessed was short-term care. This nursing home received a poor grade of F in this area. Our short-term care scores are thought to be more meaningful for those in need of rehabilitation services. Rehabilitation generally mandates higher levels of skilled nursing. This means not just nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than the average facility. Finally, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 5 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Gonzales Healthcare Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Gonzales Healthcare Center, 9.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Gonzales Healthcare Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a fall leading to severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Gonzales Healthcare Center, 2.76% of Patients had UTIs
This figure indicates the percent of long-term residents which have suffered from a urinary tract infection. Although a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Gonzales Healthcare Center, 15.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric tells you the percent of long-term patients which are prescribed antipsychotic drugs. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of patients with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Gonzales Healthcare Center, 22.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients that are given antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Gonzales Healthcare Center, 1.54% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many believe that this is a reasonable measure of quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Gonzales Healthcare Center, 89.03% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Gonzales Healthcare Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as moving around and continence.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Gonzales Healthcare Center, 16.37% Percentage of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Gonzales Healthcare Center, 1.85 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Gonzales Healthcare Center, 16.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Gonzales Healthcare Center, 12.9 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Gonzales Healthcare Center, 63.81% Percentage of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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