Grace Nursing Home is a nursing home in Slaughter, Louisiana, a city with a population of 4,269 people. Featuring an overall score of D, this is a lower end facility. As far as we can see, we would be very reluctant to recommend this place. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection grade. You can scroll down to find out about inspections and other category scores
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Grace Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Catheter Care
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Registered Staff Hours
While we were fairly low on this nursing home overall, we awarded it an A for our inspections rating. This score is significantly more impressive than the nursing home's overall grade. Our inspection ratings are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are an important item to look for on these inspections. Most importantly, you should avoid nursing homes with severe deficiencies linked to endangerment of patients. It does not appear that we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Without the deficiency related data for this nursing home, it ended up being challenging to fully evaluate the place in terms of this category.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second highest area ended up being long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. Long-term care grades are commonly used to gauge a nursing home's performance as a traditional convalescent home, as opposed to focusing more on the skilled nursing services offered by a skilled nursing facility. In addition to assessing the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility administered the vaccine to 97.05882 percent of its patients, which is an above average figure. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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Among this nursing home's several poor grades was its F in the area of nursing care. We looked at the qualifications of nurses at the nursing home, as well as the number of hours the nurses worked with residents, in determining our rating in this area. This nursing home averaged a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these areas to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is short-term care. This nursing home received a very poor grade of F in that category. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other forms of therapy. With its weak score in this area, we weren't surprised to learn that this facility offered far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most facilities. The last measure we assessed in this area is the number of residents that were able to return home from the nursing home. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 4.5 percent of its patients returning home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Grace Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Grace Nursing Home, 11.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Grace Nursing Home, 4.41% of Patients had Serious Falls
This measures the percentage of long-term care residents who had falls resulting in severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls may be an indication of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Grace Nursing Home, 2.92% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Grace Nursing Home, 12.35% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These drugs are used for several conditions, including dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Grace Nursing Home, 25.91% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Grace Nursing Home, 0.31% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Increased rates of depression may be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Grace Nursing Home, 97.5% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Grace Nursing Home, 22.87% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Grace Nursing Home, 19.15% of Residents
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents that remained mobile levels. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' health.
In Grace Nursing Home, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Grace Nursing Home, 19.15% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Grace Nursing Home, 4.61% of Patients
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Grace Nursing Home, 64.49% of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay patients that experienced functional improvements.
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