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Bethany Lutheran Home

  • Nursing Home
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Bethany Lutheran Home's website

Seven Elliott Street,
Council Bluffs IA 51503

(712) 328-9500

69.17% estimated occupancy 1

Bethany Lutheran Home is a senior living facility located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The city has a total of 71,782 people. This nursing home was given an overall grade of B+, which is a strong rating. You can certainly do much worse than this place. This facility's strong report card was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Recreational Therapy

Awards

Best Nursing Home in Council Bluffs, Iowa badge

Best Nursing Home in Council Bluffs, Iowa Awards 2019

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of receiving a strong overall rating, this nursing home performed even better in the area of inspections which is associated with the facility's recent government inspection reports. We awarded it an A for this category, which is one of our best grades. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Facilities with better grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report. Overall, this is still a good inspection report, but we'd always recommend looking into any deficiencies you find troubling.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

Another strong feature for this facility is that it was given an impressive long-term care grade. Indeed, this turned out to be its second best category score. In this area, we awarded this facility a B+. When facilities receive this kind of grade in this category it is usually a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses aids. After looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination record. This nursing home vaccinated 96.46643 percent of its patients for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B

Adding to its profile, this facility also earned a grade of B for its nursing rating. This is a well above average score in this category. The nursing score assesses quite a few datapoints, however, the paramount one is the level of nurse hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of 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

Grade: B

The last category we scored is short-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a very solid grade of B. With our short-term care assessment, we endeavor to forge a meaningful measure for rehabilitation. In this process, we assess a facility's level of skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as respiratory therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that returned home from this facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Bethany Lutheran Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Bethany Lutheran Home, 6.11% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term residents which suffer from pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are a great barometer of nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: C

In Bethany Lutheran Home, 3.69% of Patients had Serious Falls

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term patients who had a fall which caused major injury. We use this statistic in calculating nursing ratings.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A

In Bethany Lutheran Home, 3.09% of Patients had UTIs

This figure measures the percent of long-term stay residents who have experienced UTI's. Although a higher rate of these infections may reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to facilities having reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In Bethany Lutheran Home, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents receiving antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Bethany Lutheran Home, 18.7% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Bethany Lutheran Home, 4.48% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents demonstrating signs of depression. Many believe this is a reliable measure of patient quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Bethany Lutheran Home, 94.58% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay residents who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Bethany Lutheran Home, 16.82% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: A

In Bethany Lutheran Home, 19.24% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of residents that were able to retain mobility over time. Optimizing mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: D

In Bethany Lutheran Home, 1.24 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: D

In Bethany Lutheran Home, 19.24 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical well-being of patients.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B

In Bethany Lutheran Home, 11.86 Percentage of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Bethany Lutheran Home, 79.45% Percentage of Resident

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Many in the industry argue that this is a reasonable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation performance.

Scores for Council Bluffs, IA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of A

Looking for more options? Council Bluffs, Iowa has 4 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Chi Health Mercy Council BluffsAcute Care Hospitals 0.75 miles away800 Mercy Drive Council Bluffs Iowa 51503Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 328-5000
  • Methodist Jennie EdmundsonAcute Care Hospitals 0.87 miles away933 East Pierce Street Council Bluffs Iowa 51503Voluntary non-profit - Private(712) 396-6000
  • Chi Health ImmanuelAcute Care Hospitals 9.8 miles away6901 North 72nd St Omaha Nebraska 68122Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 572-2121
  • Chi Health Creighton University Medical Center - BAcute Care Hospitals 10.06 miles away7500 Mercy Rd Omaha Nebraska 68124Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 398-6060
  • Children's Hospital & Medical CenterChildrens 10.35 miles away8200 Dodge St Omaha Nebraska 68114Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 955-5400
  • Methodist HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 10.4 miles away8303 Dodge St Omaha Nebraska 68114Voluntary non-profit - Private(402) 354-4000
  • Bellevue Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 11.25 miles away2500 Bellevue Medical Center Dr Bellevue Nebraska 68123Proprietary(402) 763-3600
  • Chi Health MidlandsAcute Care Hospitals 14.33 miles away11111 South 84th St Papillion Nebraska 68046Voluntary non-profit - Church(402) 593-3000

Nearby Dialysis

  • Council Bluffs Dialysis Center1.31 miles away300 W Broadway Suite 150 Council Bluffs Iowa 51503CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (712) 388-0261
  • Dialysis Clinics, Inc - Omaha6.43 miles away3316 Dodge St. Omaha Nebraska 68131CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (402) 342-0190
  • Omaha Florence Dialysis6.79 miles away7454 N 30th St Omaha Nebraska 68112Dialysis Stations: 12 (402) 451-0723
  • Omaha Central Dialysis6.91 miles away144 S 40th Street Omaha Nebraska 68131Dialysis Stations: 17 (402) 558-0818
  • Rai Care Center7.53 miles away4411 Center Ste A Omaha Nebraska 68105CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (402) 558-3284
  • Omaha South Dialysis7.78 miles away3339 L Street Omaha Nebraska 68107CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (402) 734-0772
  • Rai Care Center - Ames Ave7.84 miles away5084 Ames Ave Omaha Nebraska 68104Dialysis Stations: 17 (402) 451-7754
  • Cornhusker Dialysis9.61 miles away505 Cornhusker Rd #107 Bellevue Nebraska 68005Dialysis Stations: 12 (402) 292-2813