Nursing Home Injury Laws: Louisiana

Nursing Home Injury Laws: LouisianaNumber of nursing homes in Louisiana: 286

Patients living in Louisiana nursing homes: 25,617

Occupancy rates of Louisiana nursing homes: 71.4%

Average number of deficiencies at each Louisiana nursing home: 12.1

Percent of Louisiana nursing homes with serious deficiencies for actual harm to patient: 24.5%

Most common deficiencies at Louisiana nursing homes: Accident Environment, Comprehensive Care Plans,  Food Sanitation

Distribution of ownership of Louisiana nursing homes:  74% for profit, 18 % non profit, 6 % government

Most populated cities in Louisiana: New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette, Lake Charles

Staffing levels at Louisiana nursing homes (daily hours): Above average, 3.6 total staff,  1.5 licensed nurse

**Data based upon 2009 CMS data, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service

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Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa
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After I read Jonathan’s Nursing Home Blog, I decided to hire him to look into my wife’s treatment at a local nursing home. Jonathan did a great job explaining the process and the laws that apply to nursing homes. I immediately felt at ease and was glad to have him on my side. Though the lawsuit process was at times frustrating, Jonathan reassured me, particularly at my deposition. I really felt like Jonathan cared about my wife’s best interests, and I think that came across to the lawyers for the nursing home. Eric