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S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center's website

2401 North Service Road,
Ruston LA 71270

(318) 255-6492

80.83% estimated occupancy 1

S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center is one of just a few available facilities located in Ruston, Louisiana. Featuring an overall grade of B-, this looks like a respectable facility. Based on our analysis, this place ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this facility's profile is its remarkable inspection score. We discuss inspections in the next section.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Tracheotomy Care
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Colostomy Care
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Radiation Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This facility earned a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its excellent inspection reports in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A in this category. Inspection ratings are tied to many pieces of information located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that excel in this area have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

We also wanted to draw your attention to the fact that this nursing home received a strong long-term care score. Indeed, it received one of our most impressive grades in that category with a score of A-. Facilities that do well in this category tend to provide patients with closer supervision and stay on top of routine medical care. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of nursing care, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination data. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia tragically can be a deadly condition for nursing home patients so we prefer when a nursing home does not roll the dice on this issue. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The third category we analyzed is short-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a B-. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We assess a facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. We weren't able to track down information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. The final datapoint we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the nursing home. We found that just 6.1 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: F

The next area we assessed was nursing, which was this facility's weakest category. We gave it an F for this category, which is clearly a major concern. There are several factors within this category. Many of the data points relate to nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in computing our nursing ratings. This facility performed well in the area of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: C

In S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center, 9.89% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center, 3.47% of Patients had Serious Falls

This figure tells you the percent of long-term residents who had a fall which caused serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be a sign of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center, 2.76% of Patients had UTIs

This is an indication of the percent of long-term residents who have experienced UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of a facility with worst hygiene practices. However, this metric could be misleading for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center, 15.79% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: C

In S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center, 22.51% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are typically given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center, 1.54% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients showing symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center, 89.03% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient care.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center, 17.58% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: F

In S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center, 16.37% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center, 1.85 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-plus

In S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center, 16.37 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: F

In S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center, 12.9 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In S C C of Alpine Rehabilitation Center, 63.81% Percentage of Resident

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

Nearby Hospitals

  • Northern Louisiana Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.32 miles away401 East Vaughn Avenue Ruston Louisiana 71270Proprietary(318) 254-2100
  • Bienville Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 18.01 miles away1175 Pine Street Arcadia Louisiana 71001Proprietary(318) 263-4700
  • Reeves Memorial Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 19.67 miles away409 First Street Bernice Louisiana 71222Government - Hospital District or Authority(318) 285-9066

Nearby Dialysis

  • Fmcna - Ruston1.94 miles away760 S Farmerville Ruston Louisiana 71270Dialysis Stations: 20 (318) 255-8666
  • Fmcna - Lincoln Kidney Ctr2.25 miles away219 Mills Ave Ruston Louisiana 71270Dialysis Stations: 20 (318) 251-3730
  • Fmcna - Farmerville20 miles away108 Hill St Farmerville Louisiana 71241Dialysis Stations: 12 (318) 368-3337