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Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

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Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
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Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center's website

3720 Hwy 80 East,
Ruston LA 71270

(318) 255-5001

79.68% estimated occupancy 1

Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a large nursing home in Ruston, Louisiana. This facility was awarded an overall grade of C, which is a good rating. This grade is right in line with the city grade in Ruston, which admittedly is admittedly a little below average nationally. One of the major highlights of this nursing home's profile is its remarkable inspection rating, which is addressed in the next paragraph.

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-plus

The primary reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it earned an elite inspection score. In fact, its inspection grade was far superior to its overall score. In our inspections category, we gave this facility a grade of A+. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with higher scores in this category typically dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or 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 a great sign for the quality of care at this facility.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this facility's more impressive category scores came in the area of long-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a B. It actually outpaced most facilities in this category. For prospective residents looking for a permanent residence rather than rehabilitation, long-term care grades are very important. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 71.65179 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is somewhat below what we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. While its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we had hoped, we were pleased to find facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

Next, we looked at the nursing category where we gave this nursing home an F. This is certainly not one of this facility's better areas. Nursing scores are heavily correlated with nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provided a meager 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident each day. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing scores. This facility performed well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

This facility's least impressive category was short-term care, which is the last category we analyzed. It received an abysmal F for this area. Even with several solid grades in other categories, this score is still concerning so we wanted to make a note of it. Short-term care ratings are meaningful for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. This means a vast spectrum of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Given its score in this category, we were not stunned to discover that this nursing home is well below average in terms of the quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents based on the data we assessed. Honestly, this was about what we expected here. Finally, we assessed the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This definitely was not a strength for this facility. We found that just 4.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, about half of their patients are able to return home so this is well below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This gauges the percentage of long-term stay patients which developed pressure ulcers or bed sores. We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injuries are often linked to lower quality nursing care. Better nursing care limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs

This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be associated with insufficient hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to confirm these drugs are being used appropriately. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are administered to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1.48% of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients exhibiting depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: D

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 89.54% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 17.84% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the deterioration of a patient's medical condition.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15.38% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 2.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 12.77 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B-plus

In Ruston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 64.63% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with better 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