Faith Lutheran Home is a small non-profit facility located in Osage, Iowa. We awarded it an overall grade of B-, which is a middle of the road grade. This facility has some things working in its favor. The best part of this facility's profile is its stellar nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section.
Faith Lutheran Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We want to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received a much better grade for nursing than it received overall. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A+. The nursing rating weighs many subcategories, many of which are associated with quantities of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in the area 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
This facility also performed favorably in the category of short-term care, where it received a score of A-. Not many nursing homes fared more favorably in this category. Our short-term care ratings are based on the facility's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a broad scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, in addition to other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The last item we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return home. We found that 5.3 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third highest area we awarded this facility in any category came in the category of long-term care, where we awarded it a C. For prospective residents seeking a permanent place to live as opposed to rehabilitation, long-term care grades are a key measure. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Thankfully, this facility provided the vaccine to 96.268654 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable total. This nursing home was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Turning our last category of inspections, we gave this nursing home just a D. This turned out to be this nursing home's worst grade and it really pulled its overall grade down. Our inspection score is based on the nursing home's inspection reports. Since the information is collected by government inspectors, we weight it heavily in overall grade. Our inspection scores account for several factors found on a nursing home's inspection reports. One key criteria we consider is the number and severity of deficiencies. This particular nursing home was hit with 4 deficiencies by government inspectors. The only favorable thing we found is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they created a risk to patient health or safety. Finally, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that this place received large government fines in recent years of over $100,000. This often signifies that a nursing home's bad track record spanned several years.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Faith Lutheran Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Faith Lutheran Home, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term patients which are suffering from pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Faith Lutheran Home, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of long-term residents which have suffered a fall which caused major injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Faith Lutheran Home, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic indicates the percent of long-term care residents who have suffered from urinary tract infections. Although more infections could reflect poorly on a nursing home's cleanliness, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Faith Lutheran Home, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In limited cases, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Faith Lutheran Home, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic is an indication of the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Faith Lutheran Home, 4.77% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. High rates of depression could be a sign a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Faith Lutheran Home, 94.58% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Faith Lutheran Home, 16.85% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and bathing. Many would argue this is a measure of a resident's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Faith Lutheran Home, 20.59% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients who remained mobile levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.
In Faith Lutheran Home, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is important to preserving the physical health of nursing home residents.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Faith Lutheran Home, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
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