Faith Lutheran Home is a small non-profit facility located in Osage, Iowa. It looks like this is a very respectable nursing home. We gave it an overall grade of B, which is a quality score. This place definitely has plenty working in its favor. We were also pleased to find that this place did not have any weak links in any of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
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Faith Lutheran Home
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- Independent Living
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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 - 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
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Best Nursing Home in Osage, Iowa Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Osage, Iowa Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
This nursing home earned a strong overall grade as discussed above, but we especially wanted to point out its excellent nursing grade. We gave them an A in this category. When calculating a facility's nursing rating, we look at the number of hours nurses are caring for residents and the skill levels of the nurses. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
One of the other reasons we graded this facility so highly is that it was given a favorable short-term care grade. Indeed, short-term care ended up being its second most favorable category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our short-term care grades are crucial for patients in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally utilizes higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes a wide spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final metric we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's third highest area came in the area of long-term care. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of C. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate residents. Once we finished looking at the amount of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the facility's vaccination data. We were optimistic to discover that this nursing home vaccinated 99.23664 percent of its patients for pneumonia. This nursing home keeps its residents out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.
Turning our last category, inspections proved to be this nursing home's weakest link. It received a grade of C in this area. Inspection grades relate to a nursing home's inspections. We would argue that one of the most important factors in assessing an inspection report is deficiencies. We especially focus on the severity of the deficiencies. This facility was assessed 4 deficiencies on its government inspection report, but fortunately none were in any of the categories labeled G through L. This tells you that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident safety or health. Unfortunately, we also need to draw your attention to the fact that this facility received significant government fines in recent 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, 0% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing protocols limits the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Faith Lutheran Home, 5.34% of Patients had Serious Falls
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients who experienced falls resulting in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing our nursing grades.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Faith Lutheran Home, 3.17% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of patients that suffered from a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric could also be misleading for certain facilities due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Faith Lutheran Home, 27.34% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications may be vital to many residents, it is important to ensure these medications are being used appropriately. In some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Faith Lutheran Home, 16.81% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Faith Lutheran Home, 2.29% of Patients
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term care residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue that this is a measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Faith Lutheran Home, 99.62% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Faith Lutheran Home, 11.5% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Faith Lutheran Home, 9.95% of Residents
This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Some would argue that mobility is vital to patients mental and physical health.
In Faith Lutheran Home, 0.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Minimizing hospitalizations is key to the physical health of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Faith Lutheran Home, 9.95% of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric tracks the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Faith Lutheran Home, 76.33% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of performance with activities of daily living often correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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