Valley View Health Care is an average-sized facility located in Marksville, Louisiana. With an overall score of B-, this looks like a solid nursing home. Based on our assessment, this nursing home ought to meet the needs of many people. The best part of this facility's report card was its remarkable inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.
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Valley View Health Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Nov 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- For profit - Limited Liability company
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
The primary reason this ended up being a decent nursing home is that it earned an excellent inspection grade. Its inspection grade was far better than its overall grade. In our inspections category, we gave it an A+. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating these inspection ratings. One of those factors is deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the number of deficiencies, as some deficiencies are relatively minor. It doesn't appear that 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 an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
An additional strength of this nursing home is its superb score in long-term care. We awarded it one of our better scores in that area, with a score of A. Nursing homes that excel in this category typically provide residents with more supervision and stay on top of routine healthcare services. On top of assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home gave the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is significantly higher than the vast majority of nursing homes. Clearly, this place is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Turning to another strength for this facility, it also earned an elite nursing rating. We gave this facility a score of D. We assessed the levels of nurses employed by the nursing home, in addition to the number of hours those nurses spent with residents, in computing our grade in this area. This facility provided only 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident each day. This is an alarmingly low total. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. Many consider these statistics to be good measures of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
The next area we scored was short-term care, which ended up being this nursing home's weakest area. We gave it a lowly F for this category, which is clearly a major concern. Our short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a vast range of nursing services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, not to mention other forms of therapy. In this facility's case, we found that it provided less registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than the average facility. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. This facility didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's residents were able to return home. This figure was well off the national average.
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, 7.65% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Valley View Health Care, 1.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percentage of residents that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to severe injury are considered by many experts to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Valley View Health Care, 3.29% of Patients had UTIs
This figure tells you the percentage of long-term residents who had a urinary tract infection. UTI's could be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Valley View Health Care, 34.7% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This measures the percent of long-term care patients which were given antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these medications due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Valley View Health Care, 32.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were prescribed antianxiety medication. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Valley View Health Care, 0.8% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term care patients who are showing symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Valley View Health Care, 100% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Valley View Health Care, 10.91% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some experts would argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Valley View Health Care, 4.33% of Residents
This tells you the percent of patients that remained mobile levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Valley View Health Care, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Valley View Health Care, 4.33% of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Valley View Health Care, 21.27% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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