Valley View Health Care is an average-sized nursing home located in Marksville, Louisiana. Featuring an overall score of C, this is likely a middle of the pack facility. Based on our ratings, there are definitely far worse facilities out there. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection score, which you can find in the next section.
Valley View Health Care
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
7119 Highway 1 South,
Marksville LA 71351
74% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this facility received a decent overall grade is its impeccable inspections in recent years. We awarded it one of our higher scores in that category, with an A+. This is a notably better grade than the facility's overall grade, which was decent but not in the elite range. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. It does not look like we were able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is always a good sign.
Long-term Care Quality
This facility also performed favorably in the area of long-term care, with top notch score of A- in this category. Facilities that receive this type of grade in long-term care typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure patients are well cared for. On top of considering the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its patients. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Lastly, we looked at the nursing home's number of hospitalizations. We found that this facility had 2.22 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.
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Next we wanted to quickly point out one of this facility's major weaknesses. In the area of nursing care, we gave this nursing home a lowly grade of F. In determining a nursing home's nursing grade, we consider the amount of time nurses spend with patients as well as the skill levels of those nurses. This nursing home provides 3.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day, which is slightly below the national average. On top of ranking below average in nursing hours per resident, this place also had poor scores in the quality-based measures we looked at in determining our nursing ratings. We looked at the percentage of patients experiencing pressure ulcers and major falls. This facility was at roughly 150 percent of the national average in both of these metrics. This is likely a bad sign when you consider that many falls and bed sores are preventable with better nursing care. These statistics helped pull down this nursing home's nursing grade quite a bit.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we looked at is short-term care. It received a lowly F for this area, which is a very poor score. This is obviously a major concern. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize a nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This rating is considered to be a meaningful assessment of the facility's rehabilitation services. As you might expect, we discovered that this facility provides substantially less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per patient than a typical nursing home. The last measure we considered in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that just 34.5 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is well below average. The combination of these subpar statistics was damning for this nursing home's short-term care score.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Valley View Health Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Valley View Health Care, 9.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure tells you the percent of long-term stay residents who suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an measure of a facility's nursing care quality.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Valley View Health Care, 3.5% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls resulting in injury are often caused by poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Valley View Health Care, 2.75% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percent of long-term residents that have sustained a urinary tract infection. While more infections may reflect poorly on a facility's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare between facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Valley View Health Care, 15.82% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to confirm these medications are being used appropriately. 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 Valley View Health Care, 22.49% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term patients receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Valley View Health Care, 1.57% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Valley View Health Care, 89.69% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Valley View Health Care, 17.57% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Valley View Health Care, 16.33% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percentage of long-term care residents that retained mobility levels.
In Valley View Health Care, 1.86 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Valley View Health Care, 16.33 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term resident care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Valley View Health Care, 12.99 Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding emergency medical situations is one way to measure patient well-being during rehabilitation.
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