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
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Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
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
- 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
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Registered Staff Hours
While this place's overall grade was not a highlight, it actually received a very good score in the area of inspections. We awarded it a B+ for that area, which is one of our better scores. Arguably the most significant factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. It is typically in your best interest to avoid facilities that have a long list of severe deficiencies. While this nursing home had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G through L. This tells you that CMS didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple minor deficiencies are not the end of the world.
Short-term Care Quality
This nursing home received its second most favorable category grade in the area of short-term care. We awarded this facility a grade of B- in this area, which is a reasonably acceptable grade. Our short-term care ratings are based on the nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast spectrum of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, in addition to other variations of therapy. In this place's case, we were surprised to learn that it actually provides less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the typical facility. The hope is always that this does not adversely affect the quality of care. Finally, we looked at the number of residents that ultimately returned home from this nursing home. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home. This figure was actually quite a bit 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. We analyzed the levels of nurses working for the facility, as well as the quantity of time those nurses were with patients, in determining our score in this category. This nursing home provides 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Finally, although this facility got docked a bit for its nursing hours, it excelled in some of our quality measures. With less than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it did remarkably well in this metric.
Long-term Care Quality
The final area we scored was long-term care. Unfortunately, we gave it an abysmal F in this category, which is a very poor grade. For prospective residents in need of a permanent residence rather than skilled nursing, long-term care is a very important category. Once we finished looking at the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the facility's vaccination data. We were pleased to discover that this facility vaccinated 97.95918 percent of its residents for pneumonia. 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, 9.33% 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, 3.57% 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, 6.42% 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, 14.04% 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, 10.27% 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, 1.12% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who are demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Fond Du Lac Lutheran Home, 94.26% 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, 13.1% 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, 27.95% 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, 0.01 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, 27.95% 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, 10.92% 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, 66.96% 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 C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A
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