Bethel Lutheran Home is a facility located in Selma, California, which has a population of 30,237 people. This nursing home is a middle of the road facility, with an overall grade of C. You can definitely do worse than this place. The best part of this nursing home's report card was is its long-term care rating. Long-term care grades are discussed in the next section.
Bethel Lutheran Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- No Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Wound Care
- Cardiac Therapy
- Diabetes Management
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Long-term Care Quality
This facility's best category grade came in long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home a B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this area. When nursing homes receive this type of score in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. After assessing the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 98.47716 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is better than most nursing homes. Lastly, this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
One of the other reasons we rated this facility so highly is that it earned a very impressive nursing grade. In that category, we gave this facility an B. Our nursing rating assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of those nurses as well as the number of hours spent with patients. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third most favorable category was short-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B-. Our short-term care grades are presumably most critical for residents in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires additional highly-skilled nursing services. This includes not just nursing, but also physical and occupational therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. We found that this facility was below average in the two key staffing areas we looked at. It supplied fewer registered nurse and physical therapist hours per resident than most other facilities. It is important to determine whether this is adversely impacting the quality of care. The final statistic we considered in this area is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We discovered that just 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home, which is below average.
The final category we assessed was inspections. This nursing home did not receive favorable inspections in recent years. We gave it an F in this category. This dragged down this facility's overall score significantly. With facilities that received this bad of an inspection rating, we recommend scrutinizing the severe deficiencies on its inspection report. This particular facility was hit with 4 deficiencies by CMS. The only favorable thing we can say is that none of these deficiencies were in the categories that suggest that they created a threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility also received 2 substantiated complaints in recent years. This is yet another bad sign.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bethel Lutheran Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a measure of nursing care at a nursing home. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients not being moved frequently enough.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that have had a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are routinely associated with lower quality nursing care. Closer supervision reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who suffer from UTI's. We want to point out that this datapoint is affected by by the fact that facilities have varying reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are commonly prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 4.64% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Many in the industry believe that this is a measure of patient quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 95.44% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 7.92% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 12.45% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term residents that retained mobility levels.
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bethel Lutheran Home, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is generally a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
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