Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home is a facility in La Place, Louisiana, a city with a population of 34,101 people. This facility appears to be among the higher-graded facilities we assessed. A score in this range requires first-rate marks across the board. We ranked this nursing home in the top 50 facilities in Louisiana. This nursing home was also given impressive grades in all four of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
506 West 5th Street,
La Place LA 70068
1.24% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A+ for our inspection category. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies can be relatively minor. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
An additional quality feature for this nursing home is that it was given an above average long-term care score. Indeed, this proved to be its second best category grade. In this category, we awarded this nursing home a B+. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is typically a good sign for patient care and indicates that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. One of the datapoints we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccinations. This nursing home provided the pneumonia vaccination to 95.862076 percent of its patients. This is a reliable method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the nursing home population. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Another one of this facility's impressive category grades came in the area of nursing care. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a grade of B+. In calculating a facility's nursing rating, we look at the number of hours nurses commit to patients as well as the skill levels of the nurses. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we assessed was short-term care. We gave this nursing home one of our better grades in this area, with a B. Although this was not as high as some of this facility's other scores, it is still a positive score. Short-term care grades are generally employed to score a facility's performance with rehabilitation. In order to offer quality rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally must have higher levels of skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. It does not look like this nursing home provided data regarding its registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we considered the number of residents who eventually returned home from this facility. We found that 0 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term patients that are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who suffered falls leading to severe injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term patients that experienced a urinary tract infection. While a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many patients, it is important to confirm these medications are being used only where medically required. In some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are generally used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home, 1.48% of Patients
This is the percent of patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home, 89.54% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who have received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home, 17.84% Percentage of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as taking medications and taking a bath. Some would argue that this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home, 15.38% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents that maintained mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is critical to residents' well-being.
In Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home, 2.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home, 12.77 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Twin Oaks Nursing and Convalescent Home, 64.63% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of performance with activities of daily living typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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