John J. Bordelon, 46, a former nursing home and hospital administrator and health consultant, died Tuesday at Mount Vernon Hospital after an apparent heart attack.

Mr. Bordelon served as administrator of a number of Virginia nursing homes, including the Powhaten Nursing Home in Falls Church from 1970 to 1976 and then the Leewood Nursing Home in Annandale for a short time. Since then he had been an independent consultant in long-term health care.

He was born in Hessmer, La., and moved here about 1950. From 1953 to 1960 he was assistant to the administrator of George Washington University Hospital and then worked as administrator of George Washington University's Airlie Center until 1965.

Mr. Bordelon served for a short time as a consultant to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

He earned a bachelor's degree at George Washington University and was a graduate of the Department of Agriculture's Graduate SchooL.

Mr. Bordelon was active in the Culpeper chapter of the American Cancer Society and the D.C. Junior Chamber of Commerce. He had served as a member of the board of directors of the Gospel Mission in Washington and the board of the Visiting Nurses' Association of Northern Virginia Inc.

He had been a member and former vestryman of Truro Episcopal Church in Fairfax.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy H., two sons, Wesley A. and John J., and a daughter, Robin, all of the home in Alexandria; another daughter, Marsha, of Richmond, and two brothers, Joseph, of Salt Lake City, and Anthony, of Baton Rouge, La.