Nursing Homes in Louisiana- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 11, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Louisiana- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 11, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Louisiana has a total of 269 active skilled nursing facilities and 32,469 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 4,590,241, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 141.37 persons in Louisiana. There were 23,752 residents as February 11, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 73.15 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Louisiana has added 127 new beds and lost 0 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Louisiana and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.30 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.24 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 1.18 0.88
All Staff 3.72 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Louisiana:

COVID-19 Infections in Louisiana Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Louisiana there were a total of 152 new cases and 152 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 11, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Louisiana

Louisiana added 2 new skilled nursing facilities and 127 beds over the past year. Below is list of the new facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Pathway Rehabilitation Hospital of Bossier 7
Calcasieu Community Care Center 120

No homes were removed by CMS over the past twelve months.

Occupancy Percentages for Louisiana Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Louisiana. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Louisiana

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Louisiana based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
East Jefferson General Hospital - Snf
4200 HOUMA BLVD
METAIRIE, LA
0.00
Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home
4080 W AIRLINE HWY
RESERVE, LA
0.00
Ochsner Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility
2614 JEFFERSON HWY, 3RD FLOOR
JEFFERSON, LA
0.67
Forest Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1330 OCHSNER BLVD
COVINGTON, LA
2.00
Northeast La War Veterans Home
6700 HIGHWAY 165 NORTH
MONROE, LA
2.00
Louisiana War Veterans Home
4739 HIGHWAY 10
JACKSON, LA
2.00
Thibodaux Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center
150 PERCY BROWN ROAD
THIBODAUX, LA
2.00
Terrebonne General Med Ctr Snf
8166 MAIN STREET
HOUMA, LA
2.67
Eunice Manor
3859 HIGHWAY 190
EUNICE, LA
3.33
Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home
3130 ARTHUR RAY TEAGUE PARKWAY
BOSSIER CITY, LA
4.00

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Louisiana based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Heritage Manor of Franklinton
2000 MAIN STREET
FRANKLINTON, LA
463.17
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Jefferson Healthcare Center
2200 JEFFERSON HWY
JEFFERSON, LA
437.67
Ferncrest Manor Living Center
14500 HAYNES BLVD.
NEW ORLEANS, LA
418.83
/
Lakeshore Manor Nursing and Rehab
1400 LINDBERG DRIVE
SLIDELL, LA
418.50
Colfax Nursing and Rehab, LLC
366 WEBB SMITH DRIVE
COLFAX, LA
395.17
Sage Rehabilitation Hospital Snf
8000 SUMMA AVENUE
BATON ROUGE, LA
384.00
The Guest House Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation
9225 NORMANDIE DRIVE
SHREVEPORT, LA
364.17
Legacy at St Christina
122 HILLSDALE DRIVE
PINEVILLE, LA
294.50
/
Chateau De Notre Dame Community Care Center
2832 BURDETTE STREET
NEW ORLEANS, LA
288.83
/
Our Lady of Wisdom Community Care Center
5600 GENERAL DEGAULLE DR
NEW ORLEANS, LA
285.50

Nursing Homes with the warning icon () have been flagged by CMS for abuse.

Skilled Nursing Homes in Louisiana Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Louisiana nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Louisiana performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 7.40 Lower
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 1.00 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 6.20 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 1.40 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 4.10 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 0.80 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 85.90 Higher
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.24 Lower
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.18 Higher
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.30 Lower
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.48 Lower
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.72 Lower
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.18 Lower
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.21 Lower
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.05 Lower
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 54.00 Higher
Registered Nurse Turnover 48.70 Lower
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.60 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.36 Lower
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.08 Lower
Number Of Fines 2.00 Lower
Fine Amount In Dollars 25,892.00 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 18.26 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 5.39 Lower
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 41.71 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 1.61 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 2.88 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 1.80 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.30 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 3.58 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 93.51 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 17.44 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 83.64 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 2.88 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 14.94 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 22.52 Higher
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 9.36 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 93.56 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 69.95 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 75.01 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 27.07 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 15.00 Higher
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 2.67 Higher
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.92 Higher