Sage Rehabilitation Hospital Snf
8000 Summa Avenue, Baton Rouge LA 70809 · (225) 819-0703 · 84% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Sara Levinsohn
Sage Rehabilitation Hospital Snf is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The city has many available nursing homes. This facility is among the most elite nursing homes we found. A score of this caliber requires top-notch scores across the board. We also wanted to point out that this place is located in a hospital. Typically, this means that more intensive medical services are available. Headlining this facility's stellar report card is its short-term care rating, which we will address in the next paragraph.
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Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
Short-term Care Quality
We also found that this facility excelled in our short-term care rating. We awarded them a grade of A+ in this category. In the area of short-term care, we try to assess measures of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and various therapists. This nursing home is substantially above the national average in terms of its quantity of both physical therapy and registered nurse hours provided to its residents. In fact, it provided about 50% more care per resident from both of these care providers than the average facility provided. These are generally good indicators of quality short-term care. Lastly, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of facilities in the nation with 72.3 percent of its patients returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most nursing homes.
This facility also received a nearly flawless inspection. As a result, it received one of our highest scores in that category with an A+. This is one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+ category grades. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection grades. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some are quite insignificant. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. The nursing rating assesses a handful of datapoints, however, the most important one is the number of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provided 8.1 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This was one of the higher figures we found. In addition, a significant percentage of this care was provided by registered nurses, which are highly skilled nurses. These are both really impressive figures. On top of offering impressive levels of care, this facility also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in the state in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these metrics as predictive indicators of the quality of nursing care being provided.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we rated was long-term care. In this area, we awarded this facility a solid grade of B-. This actually ended up being this nursing home's weakest area. Our long-term care scores are more critical for people in need of more traditional services associated with personal care. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We weren't able to locate information on vaccination rates. Lastly, this place keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Sage Rehabilitation Hospital Snf Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
Measures the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
This tells you the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with higher quality rehabilitation.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better