WEST JEFFERSON HEALTH CARE CENTER

The information listed below provides an in-depth look into the type and quality of care offered at West Jefferson Health Care Center. It is important to note that when evaluating if a nursing home is right for you or a loved one, ratings should not be taken as the sole deciding factor, but as one of many aspects to be considered.

Address

WEST JEFFERSON HEALTH CARE CENTER
1020 MANHATTAN BLVD
HARVEY, LA 70058
(504) 362-2020

Nursing Home Ratings

Health Inspections
Quality Measures
Nursing Staff
R.N. Staff Only
Overall Rating

Percent of Beds Occupied

65%

Number of Residents and Certified Beds

  • Residents: 68
  • Certified Beds: 104

This Facility Accepts

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Operational Details

  • Operated By For Profit - Corporation
  • This Facility Does Not Offer Any Resident or Family Counseling
  • This Facility is Part of a Chain or Franchise

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Resident Services

The information below lists services this facility has provided for residents from October through December 2010. During this period, the most common type of service provided was "Very High Rehabilitation". To get a better idea of the types of services that are commonly performed, compare the "Percent of Service Days" column below. These services are based on submitted claims to Medicare and do not provide a complete overview of all the services provided by West Jefferson Health Care Center. For more information read our guide on how nursing facilities are reimbursed, types of services, and ADL index scores.

Resident ServicesResident ConditionsPercent of Service Days

Very High Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 2-1017.6%
Total Percent:17.6%
 

Medium Rehabilitation Plus Extensive Services

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilator or respirator
  • Isolation for active infectious disease while a resident
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score of 2 or more
ADL Index Range: 11-161.6%
Total Percent:1.6%
 

Very High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 500 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 6-109.5%
ADL Index Range: 0-559.8%
Total Percent:69.3%
 

High Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 325 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • At least one rehabilitation discipline five days/week
ADL Index Range: 0-57.2%
Total Percent:7.2%
 

Medium Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation 150 Minutes Per Week Minimum
  • Five days any combination of three rehabilitation disciplines
ADL Index Range: 6-104.2%
Total Percent:4.2%
 

Rating Details For West Jefferson Health Care Center

Nursing Staff -

The nursing staff is the most important part of what determines the quality of care and comfort of a resident in a nursing home. Government regulations set expectations on time spent with each resident based on the services being provided. The breakdown below lists the nursing types (RN, LPN, LVN, CNA) and a comparison of the reported and expected hours per resident per day.

Nursing Hours Per Resident Per DayReportedExpected
Registered Nurse (RN) Hours19 Minutes54 Minutes
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN) Hours44 Minutes36 Minutes
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Hours1 Hour and 55 Minutes2 Hours and 4 Minutes
Total Licensed Nurse Hours1 Hour and 3 Minutes1 Hour and 30 Minutes
Total Nurse Hours2 Hours and 58 Minutes3 Hours and 34 Minutes

Quality of Care -

Medicare determines quality of care ratings for nursing facilities by surveying several "quality measures", which are broken down into long-term and short-term stay residents, as well as if the action is preventive or if there is a deficiency in the quality of care. State averages for Louisiana are also provided for comparison purposes. Note: Figures below are averaged over the past nine months.

This FacilityLouisiana Average

Long-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination66%87%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season75%91%

Long-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained1%8%
Percent of High-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores15%15%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Need for Help with Daily Activities Has Increased24%20%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Had a Urinary Tract Infection4%10%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowels or Bladder28%42%
Percent of Low-Risk Long-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores3%2%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have/Had a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder5%5%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight10%9%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Have Moderate to Severe Pain-4%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Are More Depressed or Anxious13%15%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Whose Ability to Move About in and Around Their Room Got Worse3%10%
Percent of Long-Stay Residents Who Spend Most of Their Time in Bed or in a Chair-8%

Short-Term Stay Preventive Actions

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Were Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination49%80%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Given Influenza Vaccination During the Flu Season54%83%

Short-Term Stay Deficiencies

Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Delirium-4%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Have Pressure Sores-12%
Percent of Short-Stay Residents Who Had Moderate to Severe Pain-14%

Health Inspection Details -

All Medicare and/or Medicaid certified nursing home must undergo health inspections on average once a year, but may be more frequent if the facility is peforming poorly. These inspections cover most aspects of life in a nursing home, and are broken down into deficiencies types, which including: Pharmacy Service, Administration, Resident Rights, Nutrition and Dietary, Resident Assessment, Environmental, and Mistreatment. Below are the list of deficiencies found by inspectors in the past few years along with the degree of harm and how many residents may have been affected. Note: The most recent health survey was on 10/01/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Administration

1) Review the Work of Each Nurse Aide Every Year; or 2) Give Regular Training for the Nurse Aides.
  • Inspection Date: 07/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/06/2009

Environmental

Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 08/07/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/21/2008
Keep Safe, Clean and Homelike Surroundings.
  • Inspection Date: 07/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/06/2009
Provide Needed Housekeeping and Maintenance.
  • Inspection Date: 10/01/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/15/2010
Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Free of Dangers That Cause Accidents.
  • Inspection Date: 10/01/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/15/2010
Keep All Essential Equipment Working Safely.
  • Inspection Date: 10/01/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/15/2010

Nutrition and Dietary

1) Provide 3 Meals Daily at Regular Times; or 2) Serve Breakfast Within 14 Hours After Dinner; or 3) Offer a Snack at Bedtime Each Day.
  • Inspection Date: 08/07/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/21/2008
Store, Cook, and Give out Food in a Safe and Clean Way.
  • Inspection Date: 08/07/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/21/2008

Pharmacy Service

Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Inspection Date: 07/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/06/2009

Quality Care

Make Sure That Each Resident Who Enters the Nursing Home Without a Catheter is Not Given a Catheter, Unless It is Necessary.
  • Inspection Date: 08/07/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/21/2008
Give Professional Services That Meet a Professional Standard of Quality.
  • Inspection Date: 10/01/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/15/2010
Give or Get Dental Care for Each Resident.
  • Inspection Date: 10/01/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/15/2010

Resident Rights

Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Inspection Date: 08/07/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/21/2008
Have a Private Telephone Available for Use.
  • Inspection Date: 07/23/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/06/2009
Properly Hold, Secure and Manage Each Resident's Personal Money Which is Deposited with the Nursing Home.
  • Inspection Date: 10/01/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/15/2010

Enforcement

Below is a list of any civil penalities or denials of payment for new admissions (DPNA) that this facility received in the previous three years. Note: Monetary figures are not available for DPNAs.

Action TakenDateAmount
Denial of Payment for New Admission (DPNA)07/23/2009-

Deficiencies from Complaints and Incidents

The table below lists incident reports by the nursing staff or administration for West Jefferson Health Care Center, as well as complaints by residents or their family in the previous three years.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Formal ComplaintsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Environmental

Make Sure That the Nursing Home Area is Safe, Easy to Use, Clean and Comfortable.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/14/2008

Mistreatment

Keep Each Resident Free from Physical Restraints, Unless Needed for Medical Treatment.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/05/2009
Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect and Abuse of Residents and Theft of Residents' Property.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/05/2009

Pharmacy Service

Have Drugs and Other Similar Products Available, Which Are Needed Every Day and in Emergencies, and Give Them out Properly.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/14/2008

Resident Rights

Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 06/14/2008
Allow Residents to Easily See the Results of the Nursing Home's Most Recent Survey.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/30/2008
  • Correction Date: 01/01/1900
Provide Care in a Way That Keeps or Builds Each Resident's Dignity and Self Respect.
  • Complaint Filed: 04/30/2009
  • Correction Date: 05/05/2009

Fire Safety

Nursing homes certified by Medicare and/or Medicaid are required to have fire safety inspections to meet Life Safety Code (LSC) standards. Below is a list of deficiencies that West Jefferson Health Care Center had in recent fire safety inspections. This information can be used to see if all standards were met, the degree of harm, the number of residents affected, and the date when deficiencies were corrected. Note: The most recent fire safety survey was on 09/29/2010.

Degree of Harm

  • - Potential for Minimal Harm
  • - Minimal Harm or Potential for Harm
  • - Resident Harmed
  • - Immediate Jeopardy to Resident Health

Residents Affected

  • - Isolated
  • - Some Residents
  • - Many Residents
Deficiencies Found By InspectorsDegree of HarmResidents Affected

Automatic Sprinkler Systems

An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 08/07/2008
  • Correction Date: 08/11/2008
An Approved Automatic Sprinkler System Connected to the Fire Alarm System.
  • Inspection Date: 07/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/03/2009

Building Service Equipment

Heating and Ventilation Systems That Have Been Properly Installed According to the Manufacturer's Instructions.
  • Inspection Date: 07/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/19/2009

Corridor Walls and Doors

Corridors That Are Separated from Common Areas by Walls Constructed to Limit the Passage of Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 07/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 12/23/2009
Corridor and Hallway Doors That Block Smoke.
  • Inspection Date: 07/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/12/2009

Electrical

Weekly Inspections and Monthly Testing of Generators.
  • Inspection Date: 07/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/13/2009

Exits and Egress

Rooms That Can Be Unlocked from Inside Without a Key.
  • Inspection Date: 07/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/16/2009
Exits That Are Accessible at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 09/29/2010
  • Correction Date: 09/30/2010

Fire Alarm Systems

A Fire Alarm System That Can Be Heard Throughout the Facility.
  • Inspection Date: 07/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 09/08/2009

Furnishings and Decorations

Exits That Are Free from Obstructions and Can Be Used at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 08/07/2008
  • Correction Date: 09/21/2008
Exits That Are Free from Obstructions and Can Be Used at All Times.
  • Inspection Date: 07/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/23/2009

Hazardous Area

Construction That Can Resist Fire for One Hour or an Approved Fire Extinguishing System.
  • Inspection Date: 07/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 11/12/2009
Properly Installed Hallway Dispensers for Alcohol-Based Hand Rub.
  • Inspection Date: 07/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/23/2009

Illumination and Emergency Power

Emergency Lighting That Can Last at Least 1 1/2 Hours.
  • Inspection Date: 07/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/23/2009
Properly Located and Lighted "Exit" Signs.
  • Inspection Date: 07/21/2009
  • Correction Date: 10/23/2009

Vertical Openings

Exit Doors That Are Held Open by Devices That Will Automatically Close on the Activation of a Fire Alarm or Smoke Detectors.
  • Inspection Date: 09/29/2010
  • Correction Date: 11/11/2010
Source: Medicare Nursing Home Compare; Department of Health and Hospitals of Louisiana - Health Standards Section - Retrieved 2011