Heritage Manor of Opelousas is a senior living facility in Opelousas, Louisiana, a city with 38,987 people. Featuring an overall score of B-, this appears to be a respectable nursing home. Based on our assessment, this nursing home likely wouldn't be a bad choice. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its stellar inspection reports, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
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Heritage Manor of Opelousas
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Aquatic Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was decent, it really fared well in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category, which is one of our best scores. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these items by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.
Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, we also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was awarded impressive long-term care marks this year. We awarded them one of our better scores in that category, with a grade of B+. This proved to be the facility's second strongest score. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are well cared for. In addition to considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is very impressive. Pneumonia can be a deadly illness for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home doesn't take any chances. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. Our nursing rating assesses the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses and the amount of time spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This figure is significantly below average. Lastly, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got docked a bit for nursing hours, it excelled in some of these quality-based measures. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed remarkably well in this area. This is typically a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can typically be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at was short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of D for our short-term care category, making this the nursing home's least impressive area. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Unfortunately, we found that this nursing home provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that just 4.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heritage Manor of Opelousas Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heritage Manor of Opelousas, 4.19% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents which are suffering from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid barometer of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heritage Manor of Opelousas, 0.56% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heritage Manor of Opelousas, 0.66% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heritage Manor of Opelousas, 27.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in limited cases, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heritage Manor of Opelousas, 25% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This figure gauges the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heritage Manor of Opelousas, 0% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients demonstrating signs of depression. Some experts believe this is a reasonable measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heritage Manor of Opelousas, 100% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heritage Manor of Opelousas, 6.73% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heritage Manor of Opelousas, 7.58% of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Heritage Manor of Opelousas, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heritage Manor of Opelousas, 7.58% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heritage Manor of Opelousas, 17.74% of Patients
This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heritage Manor of Opelousas, 32.67% of Resident
This metric is a measure of the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Some would argue that this is a measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.
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