With an address in Hessmer, Louisiana, Hessmer Nursing Home is the only option we identified in the area. This nursing home turns out to be a very solid facility, with an overall grade of B. Based on our assessment, you can do much worse than this place. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile was its inspection score. Inspection reports are discussed in the next section
Hessmer Nursing Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
3707 Hwy 114,
Hessmer LA 71341
76.3% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
To pair with its strong overall performance, we awarded this facility an A+ for the area of inspections. These inspection grades weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, it does not appear that we have deficiency counts for this nursing home. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Among this facility's other strengths is its superb long-term care score. It received one of our most impressive scores in that area, with a score of A. When nursing homes receive this kind of score in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is much higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Although it had 1.81 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted metric was better than most nursing homes since it had more complicated patients.
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The next highest grade we gave this nursing home came in the category of nursing, where we gave it a grade of C. This wasn't quite as good as some of its other scores, but a grade in this range is not the end of the world. The nursing rating analyzes quite a few subcategories, but the paramount consideration is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This nursing home provides 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based metrics, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed admirably in this metric. Avoiding major falls is usually an indicator that a facility has quality controls in place. Many falls can be avoided if a facility provides enough nurses aids to assist its patients.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at is short-term care, which is this facility's least impressive area. Sadly, it received a lowly F for this category, which is obviously a bit of a concern. In calculating our short-term care scores, we size up the nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other types of therapists. This grade is often a reliable measure of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. In this nursing home's case, we found that it provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 28.4 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Hessmer Nursing Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 9.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure gauges the percent of long-term care residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 2.75% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often linked to poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this statistic could be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 15.82% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 22.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of patients who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 1.57% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 89.69% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 17.57% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 16.33% Percentage of Residents
This is the percent of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 1.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 16.33 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is important to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Hessmer Nursing Home, 12.99 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of nursing home care.