Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home
3130 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway, Bossier City LA 71112 · (318) 741-2763 · 43% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
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.
Accepts Medicare 1 :
Accepts Medicaid 1 :
Government - State
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better