American Lutheran Home-Menomonie is a small non-profit nursing home located in Menomonie, Wisconsin. After receiving an A+ overall grade, this facility has the prestigious distinction of being one of the 50 best facilities in Wisconsin. We flat out can't say enough good things about this nursing home. Scroll down to see this nursing home's category scores, which also impressed us. You really can't do much better than a straight A profile.
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American Lutheran Home-Menomonie
- Nursing Home
- Assisted Living
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Long-term Care Quality
In addition to receiving a great overall grade, this facility also received an A+ long-term care grade. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it generally means it has plenty of staff and is a quality place to reside on a permanent basis. On top of considering the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
This facility also earned an A+ inspection grade, making it one of the few facilities to receive multiple A+'s in our categories. This is based on the nursing home's recent inspections. Inspection scores are tied to several datapoints located in the a nursing home's inspection reports. Places that score well in this category have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these facilities generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Adding to its impressive resume, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A for that category. Nursing scores are largely based on the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This nursing home performed very well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category we graded, this nursing home was awarded a very strong grade of A in our short-term care category. With this grade, the facility topped off a straight A profile. In determining our short-term care ratings, we look at the nursing home's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This grade is generally a meaningful assessment of a facility's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last datapoint we assessed in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
American Lutheran Home-Menomonie Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In American Lutheran Home-Menomonie, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are often caused by residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In American Lutheran Home-Menomonie, 9.52% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of patients that sustained a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Major falls leading to injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In American Lutheran Home-Menomonie, 7.69% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this datapoint may also be misleading for certain nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In American Lutheran Home-Menomonie, 13.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term residents that are given antipsychotic medication. High levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such drugs are not medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely on these medications due to an increased number of residents with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In American Lutheran Home-Menomonie, 20% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to patients experiencing depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In American Lutheran Home-Menomonie, 8.54% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term stay residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many argue that this is a measure of patient quality of life.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In American Lutheran Home-Menomonie, 100% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In American Lutheran Home-Menomonie, 6.76% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and eating. Some experts would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In American Lutheran Home-Menomonie, 11.39% of Residents
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term care residents who maintained mobility.
In American Lutheran Home-Menomonie, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In American Lutheran Home-Menomonie, 11.39% of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In American Lutheran Home-Menomonie, 12.36% of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In American Lutheran Home-Menomonie, 83.44% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
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