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.
Valley View Health Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
7119 Highway 1 South,
Marksville LA 71351
68.2% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
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 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Short-term Care Quality
We awarded this facility just a D for our short-term care rating. This is not an impressive grade. Short-term care grades are crucial for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires more skilled nursing services. This includes a vast scope of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. It looks like this facility was below average in many staffing areas we focus on. In fact, it supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who ultimately returned home from this facility. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
The final area we rated was nursing. It received an F in this category, which is a bottom of the barrel grade. This is clearly a major concern. Our nursing score analyzes the nursing home's nurse staffing levels. We look at both the levels of training of those nurses and the amount of time spent with patients. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing ratings. This nursing home performed well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these metrics to be measures of the quality of nursing care.
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, 9.76% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to remaining in the same position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Valley View Health Care, 3.46% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that sustained a fall which resulted in major injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indication of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Valley View Health Care, 2.79% of Patients had UTIs
This figure measures the percentage of long-term residents which experienced urinary tract infections. UTI's could be an indication of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for some facilities due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Valley View Health Care, 16.28% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term stay patients who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities may need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients suffering from cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Valley View Health Care, 22.6% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This gauges the percent of long-term care patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Valley View Health Care, 1.48% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who are showing depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Valley View Health Care, 89.54% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be very dangerous for nursing home residents, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Valley View Health Care, 17.84% Percentage of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Valley View Health Care, 15.38% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry believe that mobility is important for patients mental and physical well-being.
In Valley View Health Care, 2.05 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is critical to the physical well-being of residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Valley View Health Care, 15.38 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Valley View Health Care, 12.77 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care.
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