Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home is a very-small government-owned nursing home in Bossier City, Louisiana. This nursing home was given a superb overall rating of A-, grading out better than the average nursing home in Bossier City by a sizable margin. Based on our analysis, you can not go wrong with this facility. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 : TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Accepts Medicaid 1 : FalseUsed to indicate false.

CCRC : FalseUsed to indicate false.

Government - State

Resident Council: TrueA checkmark indicating true.

Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+Mar 19: A+Apr 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

In addition to being a strong nursing home overall, it also earned A+ inspections recently. Its inspections were virtually flawless. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection scores. One critical factor is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these end up being quite insignificant. It doesn't look like we were able to find 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

A-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: AMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: A-Mar 20: A-Apr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A-
Historical

To add to its first-rate assessments in other areas, we gave this facility a score of A- for our long-term care rating. In a long-term care environment, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. Overall this looks like a solid option in terms of its long-term care rating.

Nurse Quality

B+
Oct 18: BNov 18: BDec 18: BJan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: A-Aug 19: A-Sep 19: A-Jan 20: B+Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. There are quite a few subcategories included in this grade. Most of these datapoints reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can generally be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Short-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: B+Apr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: B-Mar 20: B-Apr 20: B-May 20: B-Jun 20: B-Jul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The last category we scored was this nursing home's worst category. Nevertheless, even in its worst category we still gave it a respectable grade of B- for short-term care. In crafting our short-term care grades, we quantify the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, speech therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our goal is to formulate a scale for comparing the rehabilitation services of different nursing homes. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility submitted data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 34.4 percent of this facility's residents returned home. This figure was below average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B-
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home Quality Metrics

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
F
35.71%
State
B
90.54%
National
B
92.01%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This datapoint is a measure of the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements.

Provider
B-
65.5%
State
B-
60.76%
National
B
68.02%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

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1006 Highland Avenue Shreveport Louisiana 71106
(318) 678-7500
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Ochsner Lsu Health Shreveport 4.06 mi
1541 Kings Highway Shreveport Louisiana 71103
(318) 675-5000
Acute Care Hospitals
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Christus Health Shreveport - Bossier 4.79 mi
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Willis Knighton Medical Center, Inc 5.03 mi
2600 Greenwood Road Shreveport Louisiana 71103
(318) 212-4000
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Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fmcna - South Bossier 0.33 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
3087 Stafford St Bossier City Louisiana 71112
(318) 741-5167
Dci - East Shreveport 1.9 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 19
102 Ardmore Ave Shreveport Louisiana 71105
(318) 861-5051
Willis Knighton Med Ctr-Dialysis 3.16 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
1111 Line Avenue Shreveport Louisiana 71101
(318) 716-4555
Fmcna - Bossier Regional Dx Ctr 3.43 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
2907 Plantation Dr Bossier City Louisiana 71111
(318) 746-8440
Fmcna - Shreveport Regional 3.56 mi
CMS Rating: 3 stars
Dialysis Stations: 26
1130 Kings Hwy Shreveport Louisiana 71104
(318) 670-5387
Fmcna - Dialysis Ctr of Shreveport 3.61 mi
Dialysis Stations: 28
3949 Southern Ave Shreveport Louisiana 71106
(318) 869-3016
Davita - Broadmoor Dx 3.98 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1815 E 70th St Shreveport Louisiana 71105
(318) 797-7940
Fmcna - North Bossier 4.07 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
4251 Viking Drive Bossier City Louisiana 71111
(318) 746-4818