Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is one of a mere three available nursing homes located in Ruston, Louisiana. We awarded it an overall grade of C, which is a middle of the pack score. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Ruston, which is admittedly a little below average nationally. The best part of this nursing home's report card was its exemplary inspection grade. Inspection grades are discussed in the next paragraph.

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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 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: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: A
Historical

The primary reason this facility received a decent overall score is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We gave it one of our better scores in that category, with an A. This is a notably better score than the place's overall score, which was decent but not in the elite range. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. 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. This is an excellent sign for this nursing home.

Long-term Care Quality

B+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: A-Feb 19: A-Mar 19: A-Apr 19: AMay 19: A-Jun 19: A-Jul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: A-Mar 20: B+Apr 20: B+May 20: B+Jun 20: B+Jul 20: B+Aug 20: B+
Historical

In addition, we awarded this facility a grade of B+ in our long-term care category. This is one of our better grades. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in long-term care tend to provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 91.98397 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which happens to be slightly less than we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. Finally, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. We found that this place had 2.69 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Short-term Care Quality

F
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Historical

Unfortunately, this facility received an F for its short-term care score. Our short-term care ratings are based in part on a facility's quantity of skilled skilled healthcare professionals. This includes a broad range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Given its poor grade, we were not shocked to find that this nursing home provided substantially fewer registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we looked at the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. This definitely was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 38.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, around half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.

Nurse Quality

F
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: DApr 19: FMay 19: FJun 19: FJul 19: FAug 19: FSep 19: FJan 20: FMar 20: FApr 20: FMay 20: FJun 20: FJul 20: FAug 20: F
Historical

Turning to the final area, this facility really did not fare very well. Due to a poor grade of F in nursing, this is its weakest category grade. In computing a nursing home's nursing rating, we assess the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home averages 3.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is below the national average. To pair with its low totals in the area of nursing hours per resident, this place also didn't fare as well in the quality-based measures we looked at in calculating our nursing ratings. We looked at the percent of residents experiencing major falls and pressure ulcers. This place had more pressure ulcers and falls than the average nursing home.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
C
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

Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for too long.

Provider
C
10.16%
State
B-
9.15%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of patients that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injuries are often caused by lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision limits the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
B-
4.21%
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. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . UTI's are often the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. Nevertheless, this datapoint could also be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.

Provider
A+
0%
State
B
2.62%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This measures the percentage of long-term patients that are given antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents suffering from dementia.

Provider
B-
15.29%
State
B
15.41%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Provider
B+
17.44%
State
B-
23.51%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

Measures the percent of long-term care patients demonstrating signs of depression.

Provider
A-
0.44%
State
A
1.04%
National
B+
5.09%

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
C
94.02%
State
B
90.54%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Measures the percentage of long-term care residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and continence.

Provider
B-
16.14%
State
B
15.81%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that retained mobility levels.

Provider
D
8.77%
State
B-
14.95%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care.

Provider
D
2.4
State
C
2.42
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

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

Provider
A
8.77
State
B+
14.95
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to assess patient well-being during rehabilitation.

Provider
B+
9.12
State
B-
11.66
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

This indicates the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Provider
B-
67.59%
State
B-
60.76%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Northern Louisiana Medical Center 4.09 mi
401 East Vaughn Avenue Ruston Louisiana 71270
(318) 254-2100
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary

Nearby Dialysis

Fmcna - Ruston 3.82 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
760 S Farmerville Ruston Louisiana 71270
(318) 255-8666
Fmcna - Lincoln Kidney Ctr 4.2 mi
Dialysis Stations: 20
219 Mills Ave Ruston Louisiana 71270
(318) 251-3730
Fmcna - Farmerville 19.08 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
108 Hill St Farmerville Louisiana 71241
(318) 368-3337
Fmcna - Union Parish Dx 19.23 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
1012 Sterlington Hwy Farmerville Louisiana 71241
(318) 368-1071