Hessmer Nursing Home is a senior living facility in Hessmer, Louisiana, which has a total of 3,069 people. Featuring an overall rating of B, this nursing home is a fine option. Based on our ratings, you could do much worse than this place. This facility's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next section.
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Hessmer Nursing Home
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
Please note our records indicate that Hessmer Nursing Home has changed ownership recently and while our data on this page is up-to-date there is a chance that the quality of this facility may change under new management.
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of performing well in its overall grade, this nursing home performed at an even higher level in the area of inspections. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. Arguably the most important factor we look at in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with higher scores in this area typically dodged the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. We weren't able to track down deficiency data for this facility. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home fared well in the category of long-term care. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that area, which happens to be one of our most elite grades. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to ensure residents are kept in good health. In addition to looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia is too frequently a life or death condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility doesn't leave its residents vulnerable. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
The third area we assessed was short-term care, where this nursing home's score wasn't quite as strong as some of its other grades. In that category, we gave this facility a D, which is not a very good grade. In the area of short-term care, we attempt to qualify measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational 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 percentage of patients that ultimately were able to return home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The next category we rated was nursing. Sadly, it received a lowly F for this category, which is a very poor grade. You shouldn't necessarily disqualify a nursing home because of a single weak category though. Our nursing score focuses on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We consider both the levels of skill of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these data points to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hessmer Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 7.12% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin caused by staying in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 5.31% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls which result in injury are routinely caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 2.86% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with nursing homes with worse hygiene protocols. Better nursing care can minimize the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this statistic is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for these infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This gauges the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 38.52% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are used to treat residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 0% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 99.34% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 8.98% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 13.82% of Residents
This metric tracks the percentage of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels.
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 13.82% of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 21.56% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.