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Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: D
Oct 18: B-Nov 18: B-Dec 18: B-Jan 19: CFeb 19: CMar 19: B-Apr 19: CMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: CAug 19: CSep 19: CJan 20: CMar 20: CApr 20: CMay 20: CJun 20: CJul 20: CAug 20: CSep 20: COct 20: CJan 21: CFeb 21: CMar 21: CApr 21: DMay 21: DJun 21: DJul 21: DAug 21: DSep 21: DOct 21: DNov 21: DJan 22: DFeb 22: DMar 22: DApr 22: DMay 22: DJun 22: D
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Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center's website

3720 Hwy 80 East,
Ruston LA 71270

(318) 255-5001

79.55% estimated occupancy 1

Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a large nursing home in Ruston, Louisiana. This facility was awarded an uninspiring overall grade of D, which is a lower end score. While this grade isn't too far off the city grade in Ruston which is a C, you still should be able to do better. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this facility's report card is its impressive inspection grade. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category grades

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Limited Liability company
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab
  • Offers Outpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Pain Management
  • Bariatric Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

While we were not high on this nursing home's overall score, it actually received a very impressive inspection report this year. In fact, it received a nearly flawless inspection report this year. As a result, it received one of our best scores in that category with an A. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is typically best to avoid nursing homes that have too many severe deficiencies. Amazingly, this was one of the few nursing homes in the country that had no deficiencies whatsoever on its inspection report. This is very impressive. The lack of deficiencies is this facility's greatest accomplishment.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facilities next most favorable area is long-term care. We gave it a B- in this area. This is basically a middle of the pack score in this category. Our long-term care scores are crucial for residents in need of personal care. Once we looked at the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination records. Candidly, we were a bit bothered by the fact that this facility vaccinated 73.31838 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is significantly lower than what we expected. On a more positive note, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This nursing home ended up receiving a bottom of the barrel score in our short-term care category. It was given a lowly F in this area. Our short-term care grades are crucial for individuals in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes additional skilled nursing services. This includes a broad range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. With a score of this caliber for this category, we weren't surprised to discover this place was well below average in two of the key staffing figures we looked at. The facility supplied far fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than most other nursing homes. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this metric as well, with just 4.1 percent of its residents returning home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The last area we analyzed is nursing. We gave it an abysmal F in this area, which is a rock bottom grade. In calculating our nursing grades, we assess both staffing levels and the training levels of those nurses. This facility provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percent of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage resulting from remaining in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents who have had a fall resulting in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.76% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often associated with poor nursing care. Closer supervision can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. We want to point out that this metric is sometimes skewed by the fact that facilities have incongruent reporting standards for infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for a variety of conditions, such as dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 22.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This measures the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.54% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 89.03% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and using the bathroom. Many argue this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.37% Percentage of Residents

This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.85 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12.9 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 63.81% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of autonomy with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Northern Louisiana Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 4.09 miles away401 East Vaughn Avenue Ruston Louisiana 71270Proprietary(318) 254-2100

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmcna - Ruston3.82 miles away760 S Farmerville Ruston Louisiana 71270Dialysis Stations: 20 (318) 255-8666
  • Fmcna - Lincoln Kidney Ctr4.2 miles away219 Mills Ave Ruston Louisiana 71270Dialysis Stations: 20 (318) 251-3730
  • Fmcna - Farmerville19.08 miles away108 Hill St Farmerville Louisiana 71241Dialysis Stations: 12 (318) 368-3337
  • Fmcna - Union Parish Dx19.23 miles away1012 Sterlington Hwy Farmerville Louisiana 71241Dialysis Stations: 12 (318) 368-1071