Willis-Knighton Extended Care Center
2550 Kings Highway, Shreveport LA 71103 · (318) 212-4000 · 63.75% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
Willis-Knighton Extended Care Center is located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The city provides a variety of available nursing homes. Featuring an overall rating of A, this nursing home is ranked among the best nursing homes we assessed. Indeed, we ranked this facility as the best nursing home in Shreveport. One of the best aspects of this nursing home's exemplary profile is its inspection rating. We discuss inspections in the next section.
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Non profit - Corporation
Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)
One of the many reasons this turned out to be a quality nursing home is that it received an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical category. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in calculating our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. It does not look like we were able to find information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Without having complete deficiency data for this facility, it is challenging to assess it in this category.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility also received an A+ for its short-term care score. In our short-term care grade, we attempt to craft a meaningful gauge for rehabilitation. In this process, we look at a nursing home's offerings of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Remarkably, this nursing home provides approximately one and a half times as many hours of services from registered nurses and physical therapists than most facilities we looked at. This is usually a very favorable sign. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that it outperformed the vast majority of nursing homes in the nation in this area with 65.6 percent of its residents returning home. This is a significantly higher rate than most nursing homes.
Another reason we rated this nursing home so highly is that it received an A+ nursing grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this category. The nursing score is based on many subcategories, but the most important one is the number of nurse hours per patient per week. This place boasts a really impressive 7.7 hours of nursing care per patient each day, of which a significant percentage of those hours were provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. In addition to providing high levels of care, this nursing home also excelled in the quality measures we assessed. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home in the state in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We look at these statistics as predictive indicators of the caliber of nursing care offered.
Long-term Care Quality
The next area we rated was long-term care. In that area, we gave this nursing home a decent grade of B-. This was this nursing home's worst area. In crafting our long-term care scores, we quantify the facility's personal care services. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. We weren't able to track down this facility's vaccination rates. Finally, this nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Willis-Knighton Extended Care Center Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
Measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better