Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation is the sole nursing home located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Sporting an overall grade of B-, this looks like a respectable facility. At the end of the day, this place ought to be a solid choice for quite a few people. One of the highlights of this nursing home's report card is its strong inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- No Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Meal Delivery
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Amputee Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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While this nursing home's overall grade was not bad, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our best scores. Our inspection scores account for a host of factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we look at is the number and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with higher grades in this area generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. This facility was hit with 2 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered severe. This means that the inspectors did not deem any of the deficiencies to be an imminent risk to patient health or safety. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
In addition, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B in our nursing category. This is one of our better grades. There are several subcategories within this category. Many of the criteria relate to levels of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third category we graded is long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B-. Long-term care scores are vital for residents seeking non-healthcare services such as personal care. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 54.83871 percent of its patients. This is several points below the national average. Fortunately, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Short-term Care Quality
Switching gears to the last category, this nursing home received a decent short-term care grade of C. Short-term care grades are often used to assess a nursing home's rehabilitation services. In order to offer highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally must provide higher levels of highly skilled nursing. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Unfortunately, we were not able to track down registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this place. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to return home from the facility. We found that just 4.5 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 4.55% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric indicates the percent of long-term care patients who suffered from new or worsened pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating our nursing grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 3.23% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 0% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint tells you the percentage of long-term patients who experienced urinary tract infections. While more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's hygiene protocols, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 30% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Tragically, in limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 43.48% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 10.34% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 27.42% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 35% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 29.81% of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Guardian Healthcare and Rehabilitation, 66.58% of Resident
This is a measure of the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many would argue this is a reliable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
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