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Oak Woods Home for the Elderly

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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1400 Davenport Avenue,
Mer Rouge LA 71261

(318) 647-3691

46.97% estimated occupancy 1

Oak Woods Home for the Elderly is an average-sized non-profit nursing home in Mer Rouge, Louisiana. We gave it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. Based on the data we reviewed, there are definitely far worse places out there. You should also take a look at this nursing home's category grades below. We discuss short-term care in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Specialized Services

  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

We would like to point out that this facility's short-term care score exceeded its overall score. This facility received a grade of B+ in this area, which is a strong score. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we analyze a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other types of therapists. This area is frequently a solid measure of a nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this facility provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The final datapoint we looked at in this category is the number of residents that ultimately returned home from the nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Additionally, we also would like to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home was awarded impressive long-term care marks in this assessment. We gave them one of our more impressive grades in this area, with a grade of B. This proved to be the facility's second strongest score. Nursing homes that do well in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. One of the criteria we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. The nursing score weighs several subcategories. The most important one is the quantity of hours nurses spend with residents. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, while this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in some of our quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients suffering from pressure ulcers, it fared remarkably well in this metric.

Facility Inspections

Grade: F

The last category we looked at is inspections. Unfortunately, this nursing home didn't receive glowing inspections in recent years. As a result, we had to give it an F in this area. Since this information is compiled by independent government inspectors, we tend to heavily weight negative feedback in this category. This really dragged down this place's overall score. We would advise paying close attention to any deficiencies on a facility's inspection reports when it receives this bad of an inspection score. We would scrutinize the severity of the deficiencies. This particular nursing home was hit with 5 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only positive thing we found is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest they posed a threat to resident safety or health. Lastly, we would like to point out that this facility was assessed large government fines amounting to over $100,000. This usually indicates that a bad performance spanned more than one year.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Oak Woods Home for the Elderly Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are a reliable barometer of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who had a fall leading to severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic tells you the percent of long-term stay patients which have experienced UTI's. UTI's may be a sign of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint could be misleading for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are given antianxiety medication. These drugs are typically used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, 1.48% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents who are demonstrating signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A

In Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, 89.54% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these types of vaccines vital to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, 17.84% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, 15.38% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.


Grade: D

In Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, 2.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, 12.77 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: F

In Oak Woods Home for the Elderly, 64.63% Percentage of Resident

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