Located in Orlando, Florida, Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers is one of eight facilities there. With an overall grade of A, this facility is ranked among the better nursing homes in Orlando, which features some very good facilities. We flat out can not say enough good things about this facility. This also proved to be a very consistent facility with consistent scores in each of the major categories. Additional information about these categories is available below.
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Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers
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- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Amputee Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Management
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Lymphedema Care
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Registered Staff Hours
On top of being an elite facility overall, this facility also performed well in the area of inspections, where it earned a grade of A+. Few nursing homes performed this well in this category. Inspection ratings account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we weigh heavily is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Facilities with higher scores in this category generally have very few severe deficiencies. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
An additional reason we rated this facility so highly is that it received an A+ long-term care score. This is flat out as strong as it gets in this area. Nursing homes that do well in this category typically are well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 99.750626 percent of its residents. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had only 0.03 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
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We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received an impressive grade of A- in our nursing category. Nursing grades are primarily associated with a nursing home's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area of minimizing its residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
Short-term Care Quality
Turning to our next area, this nursing home received an excellent short-term care score. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A- in that category, rounding out a straight A profile. Short-term care grades are crucial for people looking for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically utilizes more skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide range of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these types of nurses. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this area is the percentage of residents who eventually returned home from the facility. We found that 5.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers, 4.91% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain pressure ulcers.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers, 2.24% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay residents who have had falls leading to major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls could be a sign of lower quality nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers, 1.8% of Patients had UTIs
This metric indicates the percentage of long-term residents who suffered from a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indicator of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic can also be misleading for some facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers, 7.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This figure indicates the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers, 15.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents receiving antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers, 0% of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents exhibiting signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers, 99.88% of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers, 14.15% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and taking a bath. Some believe that this is a reliable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers, 24.99% of Residents
This indicates the percent of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.
In Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers, 0.03 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers, 24.99% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and a nursing homes short-term rehabilitation performance.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers, 3.7% of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. There is typically a correlation between reduced emergency room visits and the overall quality of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Commons at Orlando Lutheran Towers, 61.03% of Resident
This datapoint measures the percent of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements.
Scores for Orlando, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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