Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home is an average-sized facility in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. This nursing home received an uninspiring overall grade of D in our grading scheme. This wasn't the worse facility we graded, however, we would still struggle to recommend it. Despite all this, one of the few highlights of this nursing home's profile is its impressive inspection score. You can scroll down to learn more about inspections and other category scores
Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- Is CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- For profit - Corporation
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Medication Management
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
While this nursing home's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually excelled in the category of inspections. In fact, we awarded it an A- for that area, which is one of our best scores. Perhaps the most important factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. It is typically best to avoid nursing homes that had too many deficiencies. Fortunately, although this facility had a few minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means CMS didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A few minor deficiencies aren't necessarily the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
We also gave this nursing home a middle of the road score in the category of short-term care, where it received a B-. Our short-term care scores are critical for patients needing rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes additional highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide range of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We found that this place was below average in the two key staffing areas we focus on. In fact, it provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than most other facilities. It is important to determine whether this also correlates to a lower quality of care. Lastly, we considered the percentage of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's residents returned home. At most facilities, closer to half of their residents are able to return home so this figure is below average.
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This nursing home actually received a decent grade in the area of nursing as well. We awarded it a grade of C for that category, which is not a bad score. Our nursing grade assesses the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of the nurses and the number of hours spent with patients. This place provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is a relatively low total compared to most nursing homes. Lastly, while this nursing home got dinged a bit for nursing hours, it actually excelled in some of our quality metrics. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared well in this subcategory.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was long-term care, where this facility was given a poor grade in this area as well. Sadly, it received an F in this area, which is definitely very concerning. For long-term care residents, the primary objective is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. One of the statistics we considered after nurse's aid hours was vaccines. Thankfully, this facility administered the pneumonia vaccine to 96 percent of its residents. To our surprise, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. With just 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, this facility has less hospitalizations than most nursing homes. Sadly, some of its other scores in the category were not as favorable as these.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This figure indicates the percent of long-term care patients who have pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a great measure of quality of care.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term patients who have had a fall which resulted in serious injury. This is one of the statistics we use in computing nursing ratings.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percentage of residents that suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to inadequate hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for a variety of conditions, such as dementia. Sadly, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home, 6.26% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home, 92.96% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients that were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
Measures the percent of long-term residents who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as taking medications and bathing. Some experts would argue this is a reasonable measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of residents who retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of care. There is usually a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of nursing home care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the health of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home, 13.08 Percentage of Patients
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents who saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Fond Du Lac, WI
- Overall Rating has a grade of B
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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