Unity Nursing & Rehab Center

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
Oct 18: DNov 18: DDec 18: DJan 19: DFeb 19: DMar 19: CApr 19: DMay 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B-Aug 19: B-Sep 19: B-Jan 20: DMar 20: DSep 20: CJan 21: DFeb 21: DMar 21: FApr 21: DMay 21: DJun 21: DJul 21: FAug 21: FSep 21: FOct 21: DNov 21: DJan 22: DFeb 22: DMar 22: DApr 22: B-May 22: B-
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1539 Delachaise St.,
New Orleans LA 70115

(504) 895-3953

1.98% estimated occupancy 1

Unity Nursing & Rehab Center is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. This city is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country with has 382,333 people. This nursing home received an overall grade of B-, which is a solid score. Even in a city offering 14 other nursing homes, this facility turns out to be a quality choice. One of the better aspects of this nursing home's profile is its strong inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Other

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

To pair with its relatively modest overall grade, we awarded this nursing home an A- for our inspections rating. This grade is far more impressive than its overall grade. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining these inspection grades. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively minor. This facility was assessed 3 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors didn't deem any of these deficiencies to create an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in the industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

One of the other reasons we graded this nursing home so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. Nursing proved to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility an B. Nursing grades are tied to quality and quantity of nursing care. This particular nursing home provided 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also assessed certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these datapoints as good measures of the quality of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This nursing home also received an impressive score in our short-term care category. We gave this nursing home a better than average grade of B in that category. With our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a facility's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as occupational therapy. Unfortunately, it does not appear that this nursing home provided information about its staffing of registered nurses or physical therapists. The last item we looked at in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: F

The final area we scored was long-term care, which was this nursing home's worst category. It received a lowly F in this area, which is clearly very disappointing. Nursing homes that receive this kind of score in long-term care may not provide the kind of consistent 24/7 care that some other facilities provide. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Frankly, we were a bit concerned this facility provided the vaccine to a relatively low 72.72727 percent of its residents. Surprisingly, this nursing home was not as bad as we expected at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Although it had 3.64 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, its risk adjusted score wasn't bad since it had more complicated patients.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Unity Nursing & Rehab Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: F

In Unity Nursing & Rehab Center, 9.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In Unity Nursing & Rehab Center, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care . Major falls resulting in injury are routinely the result of lower quality nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Unity Nursing & Rehab Center, 2.75% of Patients had UTIs

This gauges the percentage of long-term residents that have sustained a UTI. UTI's may be an indicator of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In Unity Nursing & Rehab Center, 15.82% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients given antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic medications are administered to patients for many conditions, including cognitive disorders. Unfortunately, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a facility is using these medications to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Unity Nursing & Rehab Center, 22.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents that are administered antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Unity Nursing & Rehab Center, 1.57% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting signs of depression. Many argue this is a reliable measure of patient quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Unity Nursing & Rehab Center, 89.69% of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Unity Nursing & Rehab Center, 17.57% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of deterioration of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Unity Nursing & Rehab Center, 16.33% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Unity Nursing & Rehab Center, 1.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is key to the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Unity Nursing & Rehab Center, 16.33 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Unity Nursing & Rehab Center, 12.99 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Scores for New Orleans, LA

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

Looking for more options? New Orleans, Louisiana has 13 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

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  • Tulane Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.17 miles away1415 Tulane Ave New Orleans Louisiana 70112Voluntary non-profit - Private(504) 988-5263
  • Childrens HospitalChildrens 2.22 miles away200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans Louisiana 70118Voluntary non-profit - Private(504) 899-9511
  • University Medical Center New OrleansAcute Care Hospitals 2.43 miles away2000 Canal Street New Orleans Louisiana 70112Voluntary non-profit - Private(504) 903-3000
  • West Jefferson Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 2.45 miles away1101 Medical Center Blvd Marrero Louisiana 70072Voluntary non-profit - Private(504) 347-5511
  • Ochsner Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.98 miles away1516 Jefferson Hwy New Orleans Louisiana 70121Voluntary non-profit - Private(504) 842-3000
  • St Bernard Parish HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 6.62 miles away8000 West Judge Perez Drive Chalmette Louisiana 70043Government - Hospital District or Authority(504) 826-9500
  • East Jefferson General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.96 miles away4200 Houma Blvd Metairie Louisiana 70006Government - Hospital District or Authority(504) 454-4000

Nearby Dialysis

  • New Orleans Kidney Ctr0.1 miles away3434 Prytania Ste 200 New Orleans Louisiana 70115CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 21 (504) 899-8414
  • Fkc - New Orleans Uptown0.66 miles away2500 Louisiana Avenue New Orleans Louisiana 70115Dialysis Stations: 13 (504) 891-8608
  • Davita - Memorial Dialysis0.94 miles away4427 S Robertson St - 2nd Floor New Orleans Louisiana 70115CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 22 (504) 899-1103
  • Davita - Garden District Dx0.97 miles away2620 Jena New Orleans Louisiana 70115CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (504) 269-6004
  • Davita - New Orleans Uptown Dialysis0.99 miles away1401 Foucher St 4th Fl-Dialysis Unit New Orleans Louisiana 70115CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (504) 897-8530
  • Fkc - New Orleans Downtown2.06 miles away2235 Poydras St New Orleans Louisiana 70119Dialysis Stations: 13 (504) 821-2220
  • Fmcna - Marrero2.19 miles away7325 Westbank Expressway Marrero Louisiana 70072Dialysis Stations: 23 (504) 348-1845
  • Childrens Hospital-Dialysis2.21 miles away200 Henry Clay Ave New Orleans Louisiana 70118Dialysis Stations: 8 (504) 896-2061

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