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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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