Old Jefferson Community Care Center is a large non-profit nursing home located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B+, making it one of the five highest rated facilities in Baton Rouge. Even with Baton Rouge offering 22 other nursing homes to choose from, this facility managed to stand out as a fine option. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection grade, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Additional Details:

Accepts Medicare 1 :

Accepts Medicaid 1 : 136 Beds

CCRC :

Non profit - Corporation

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Facility Inspections

A+
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Historical

One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite insignificant. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

A
Oct 18: A-Nov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: A-May 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

This facility was given impressive marks in the area of long-term care as well. As a result, we gave it one of our highest grades in that area with a area of A. Facilities that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. One of the datapoints we considered in addition to nursing hours was vaccinations. This facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 99 percent of its patients. Vaccination is a great way to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Finally, we looked at its number of hospitalizations. With 1.97 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, this place is just about middle of the road in this area.

Short-term Care Quality

B+
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Historical

This nursing home also received an impressive short-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B+ in this category. Our short-term care grade is typically employed to grade a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation In order to have highly rated rehabilitation services, facilities generally need to provide better levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other highly skilled individuals. Fortunately, this nursing home offers both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities offer both. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This proved to be a real strength for this facility. This place outperformed the vast majority of facilities in this area with 68.6 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most facilities.

Nurse Quality

D
Oct 18: CNov 18: CDec 18: CJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: DMay 19: DJun 19: DJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: DMay 20: DJun 20: DJul 20: DAug 20: D
Historical

The next area we looked at is nursing, which is this facility's least impressive area. We gave this nursing home a grade of D in this area. Nevertheless, you shouldn't judge this nursing home based only on one bad area, since it was awarded a few excellent grades in other areas. Our nursing rating analyzes the facility's level of nurse staffing. We factor in both the levels of training of those nurses as well as the amount of time spent with residents. This particular nursing home provided 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is below average. Although this nursing home's nursing hours are below average, it surprised us in some of the qualitative data points in this category. In particular, we were pleased to find that its residents are sustaining fewer pressure ulcers than the national average.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
B+
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

Old Jefferson Community Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Provider
B
6.82%
State
B-
9.15%
National
B
7.32%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Provider
C
4.5%
State
B
3.46%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This is the percent of residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are linked to poorer hygiene.

Provider
A-
1.01%
State
B
2.62%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A
7.25%
State
B
15.41%
National
B
14.18%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term care patients that were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.

Provider
B-
21.51%
State
B-
23.51%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Provider
A+
0%
State
A
1.04%
National
B+
5.07%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This indicates the percent of patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Provider
B+
99.03%
State
B
90.54%
National
B
92.05%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This is the percent of patients that needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with activities of daily living may be a sign of decline of a resident's health.

Provider
A+
5.81%
State
B
15.81%
National
B
14.45%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that remained mobile levels.

Provider
F
5.01%
State
B-
14.95%
National
B
17.08%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to maintaining the physical health of nursing home residents.

Provider
C
1.97
State
C
2.42
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
A+
5.01
State
B+
14.95
National
B
17.08

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Provider
B
10.38
State
B-
11.66
National
B
10.26

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percentage of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Provider
B-
65.37%
State
B-
60.76%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Womans Hospital 2.47 mi
100 Woman's Way Baton Rouge Louisiana 70817
(225) 927-1300
Acute Care Hospitals
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Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge 4.67 mi
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St James Behavioral Health Hospital, Inc 12.28 mi
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(225) 647-7524
Psychiatric
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Prevost Memorial Hospital 19.67 mi
301 Memorial Dr Donaldsonville Louisiana 70346
(225) 474-2133
Critical Access Hospitals
Government - Hospital District or Authority

Nearby Dialysis

Fmcna - Mancuso 5.23 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
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Dialysis Stations: 16
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Fmcna - Greater Baton Rouge Home Program 5.27 mi
Dialysis Stations: 15
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Fkc - O'neal Lane 5.29 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
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(225) 272-2212
Davita - Prairieville 5.41 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
17123 Commerce Center Dr Prairieville Louisiana 70769
(225) 673-1127
Fmcna - Ascension 5.41 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
17392 Vallee Ct Prairieville Louisiana 70769
(225) 622-0685
Davita - Essen Lane Dialysis 5.67 mi
Dialysis Stations: 21
7703 Picardy Ave Baton Rouge Louisiana 70808
(225) 769-8669
Fkc - j.h. Lee Kidney Center 5.7 mi
Dialysis Stations: 17
5348 Flanders Drive Baton Rouge Louisiana 70808
(225) 766-3761