Lakeside Lutheran Home is a small non-profit facility located in Emmetsburg, Iowa. We gave this facility an overall grade of B+. A grade of this caliber requires solid scores in most areas. This nursing home definitely has plenty working in its favor. Keep reading to see this facility's category grades, which are also strong. It is hard to poke holes in this place's profile.
Lakeside Lutheran Home
Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
301 North Lawler Street,
Emmetsburg IA 50536
71.63% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
This facility received a quality overall score as described above, but we especially wanted to point out its excellent health inspections in recent years. We gave it an impressive grade of A in this area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in determining our inspection scores. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some can be relatively insignificant. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This tells you CMS did not deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor dings aren't something to panic about.
This facility received high grades in the area of nursing as well. In fact, it received one of our highest grades in that category with a score of A. Nursing scores are primarily associated with the facility's nurse staffing. This nursing home provides an incredible 4.1 hours of nursing care per patient daily. This is far better than what is offered by most nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home also excelled in the quality-based metrics we looked at. For example, it performed as well as any nursing home the state in the area of avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers. We view these statistics as predictive measures of the caliber of nursing care being provided.
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Short-term Care Quality
This facility is also above average in the category of short-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B. It outperformed most nursing homes in this area. In calculating our short-term care ratings, we assess the facility's levels of skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly skilled individuals. This grade is considered to be a meaningful assessment of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. This nursing home employs both physical therapists and registered nurses. Not all facilities employ these skilled professionals. The final statistic we looked at in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Long-term Care Quality
The final category we analyzed is long-term care, where this nursing home was given a grade of B. This nursing home ended up being relatively strong in each category we looked at. Long-term care scores in this range generally require both 24/7 care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine medical care. In addition to looking at the elite quantity of care provided by aids and other staff at this nursing home, we also were pleased by the nursing home's vaccination data. For example, this facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 99.30556 percent of its patients, which is an impressive figure. This combination proved to be successful as this facility keeps its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.17 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a significantly better hospitalization rate than most nursing homes.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lakeside Lutheran Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also called bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percentage of patients that sustained a fall resulting in severe injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely linked to a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this metric could be skewed for some nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents that were administered antipsychotic drugs. Increased usage of these drugs may indicate that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such medications aren't medically indicated. However, some nursing homes may need to rely more on these medications due to having more residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic measures the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 4.84% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who are showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 94.37% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term care patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 16.8% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term stay patients who needed increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and bathing. Some experts argue this is a measure of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 20.56% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents that retained mobility levels.
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between reduced hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 11.28 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 79.5% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements.
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