Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is an average-sized facility located in Natchitoches, Louisiana. With a terrible overall grade of F, this nursing home isn't high on our list. This place is really as bad as it gets. Finally, inspections was the only shining light in this nursing home's profile. You can find more information on this category below.
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Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Cardiac Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
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Registered Staff Hours
Although this nursing home's overall score was as bad as it gets, it performed well in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a B for that area, which is one of our better scores. Inspection scores are tied to several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Deficiencies are a key item to look for on these inspections. Most importantly, you should avoid facilities that have severe deficiencies associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home received 3 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a solid inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.
Short-term Care Quality
Unfortunately, this nursing home only earned a grade of D for its short-term care grade, which is actually one of its more favorable category scores. In the area of short-term care, we strive to evaluate indicators of a facility's rehabilitation. We assess the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. Given its score in this area, we were not surprised to find that this nursing home is well below average in terms of its quantity of registered nurse and physical therapy hours provided to its residents based on the figures we assessed. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This facility ended up receiving a bottom of the barrel grade in our long-term care area. It was given a lowly F in this area. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care grades are a key measure. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility gave the vaccine to 94.47005 percent of its residents, which is a very solid statistic. To our surprise, this nursing home also keeps its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days. Unfortunately, a few of its other scores in this category weren't as favorable as these.
The last category we analyzed was nursing, where this nursing home was given an abysmal score in this area as well. It received an abysmal F for this category, which is definitely very concerning. The nursing rating features many factors. The most important variable is the number of hours nurses spent with residents. This facility averaged a meager 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing grades. This facility fared well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these metrics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 10% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing protocols reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who suffered a fall leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries could be a sign of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of residents that sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Better hygiene protocols can minimize the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. Note that this statistic is sometimes skewed by the fact that nursing homes have incongruent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.23% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 22.29% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.51% of Patients
This is the percent of residents showing symptoms of depression. High levels of depression could be a sign lower quality care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 85.51% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 19.03% Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and taking a bath. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 13.75% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that retained mobility levels. Some argue that mobility is critical to residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.4 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 13.75 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
- Natchitoches Regional Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 0.54 miles away501 Keyser Ave Natchitoches Louisiana 71457Government - Hospital District or Authority(318) 471-2628