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St Luke's Living Center

  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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St Luke's Living Center's website

4201 Woodland Drive,
New Orleans LA 70131

(504) 378-5050

St Luke's Living Center is located in the densely populated metropolitan area of New Orleans, Louisiana. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the pack rating. This grade is right in line with the city grade in New Orleans. This nursing home is better in some categories than others, but it did not have any weak links in any of our four major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Corporation
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This facility received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to emphasize its excellent government inspections in recent years. We gave them an A- in this category. Inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Although this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. The fact that the deficiencies were relatively minor leaves us less concerned with this inspection report.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Another one of this facility's more favorable category grades was in the area of long-term care. In that area, we gave this facility a grade of B. Long-term care grades in this range generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. After considering the amount of nursing care, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 96.90722 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly condition for nursing home residents so we strongly prefer when a facility doesn't leave this to chance. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

This facility's next best category was its nursing grade, where it received a grade of B-. The nursing category includes many factors, most of which are tied to quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provided just 0 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This figure is significantly below average. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics. While this nursing home got docked a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it actually excelled in a few of these quality-based metrics. With fewer than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it fared well in this statistic. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as by having a system of moving a patient at least once a day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

Turning to the next area, this nursing home was awarded a grade of B- for short-term care, which we consider to be a respectable grade. Our short-term care grade is typically used to assess a nursing home's rehabilitation services. To have highly scored rehabilitation services, facilities generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. Unfortunately, it does not look like this facility provided information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The final measure we assessed in this area is the number of residents who ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that just 3.9 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

St Luke's Living Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: D

In St Luke's Living Center, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care minimizes the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In St Luke's Living Center, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients which experienced a fall which caused major injury. We use this statistic in computing our nursing scores.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In St Luke's Living Center, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are associated with inadequate hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In St Luke's Living Center, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percent of long-term patients receiving antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In St Luke's Living Center, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of patients who were given antianxiety medications. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-minus

In St Luke's Living Center, 1.48% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some argue this is a measure of resident quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In St Luke's Living Center, 89.54% of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: F

In St Luke's Living Center, 17.84% Percentage of Patients

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

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A-minus

In St Luke's Living Center, 15.38% Percentage of Residents

This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who maintained mobility. Some experts would argue that mobility is important for patients health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In St Luke's Living Center, 2.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: C

In St Luke's Living Center, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing home's quality of short-term rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: D

In St Luke's Living Center, 12.77 Percentage of Patients

This metric measures the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Scores for New Orleans, LA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of D
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of D
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

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