With an address in Palmetto, Louisiana, Tri-Community Nursing Center is the sole facility we were able to find in the area. It looks like this is a very respectable nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a very solid score. Based on our assessment, this nursing home has quite a bit going for it. This place was better in some categories than others, but it did not have any bad scores in any of our major categories discussed below. More information about these categories can be found below.
Tri-Community Nursing Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
7014 Hwy 71,
Palmetto LA 71358
42.68% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- No Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This facility earned a strong overall grade as discussed above, but we wanted to emphasize its excellent long-term care grade. We awarded them a grade of A in this category. When nursing homes receive a score in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is an overall good place to live on a permanent basis. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 98.9418 percent of its patients for pneumonia, which is an impressive figure. Pneumonia sadly can be a deadly illness for nursing home patients so we strongly prefer when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Furthermore, this facility also received impressive inspections in recent years. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with a B. Inspection grades take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This facility was hit with 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This means that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to be an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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This facility's next best category grade came in the area of nursing. In that category, we gave this nursing home a grade of B-. This wasn't quite on par with some of its other category grades mentioned above. We analyzed the licensure of nurses employed by the facility, in addition to the quantity of hours the nurses spent with patients, in calculating our rating in this area. This place provides only 0.4 hours of nursing care per patient per day. This is a somewhat uninspiring figure as it is well below average. Despite having low quantities of nursing care, this place surprisingly excelled in some of the quality measures we looked at. In fact, it scored well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls.
Short-term Care Quality
Moving on to our fourth category, this facility was awarded a decent short-term care score of B-. In our short-term care assessment, we strive to create a sound measure for rehabilitation services. In doing so, we analyze the facility's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this facility submitted information on registered nurse or physical therapist staffing. The last statistic we considered in this category is the number of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Tri-Community Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Tri-Community Nursing Center, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Tri-Community Nursing Center, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. More supervision limits the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Tri-Community Nursing Center, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to insufficient hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Tri-Community Nursing Center, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for a variety of medical conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Tri-Community Nursing Center, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Tri-Community Nursing Center, 1.48% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts argue that this is a measure of resident quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Tri-Community Nursing Center, 89.54% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for seniors, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Tri-Community Nursing Center, 17.84% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Tri-Community Nursing Center, 15.38% Percentage of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who remained mobile levels.
In Tri-Community Nursing Center, 2.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Tri-Community Nursing Center, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Tri-Community Nursing Center, 12.77 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of rehabilitation.
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