Lakeside Lutheran Home is the lone facility located in Emmetsburg, Iowa. This facility received an A- overall, which is very favorable rating. Based on our ratings, this nursing home is simply as good as it gets. This facility was also given phenomenal grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Lakeside Lutheran Home
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Reese
301 North Lawler Street,
Emmetsburg IA 50536
67.99% estimated occupancy 1
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Radiation Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a first rate facility overall, this place also excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in computing our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area most likely avoided the more severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are uncommon in the industry.
This nursing home also received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, this turned out to be its second best category grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of A-. Our nursing score is primarily associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 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.
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Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, this nursing home also received favorable long-term care grades in our assessment. In fact, we gave them one of our stronger grades in that area, with a grade of B+. Nursing homes that excel in this category tend to be well-staffed and provide extensive hands on care to residents. Once we concluded our assessment of the quantity of care provided by nurses, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia is often a life or death condition for nursing home residents so we prefer when a facility does not take any chances. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Short-term Care Quality
The next category we graded is short-term care. In this category, we gave this facility a favorable grade of B. Our short-term care ratings are believed to be most important for folks requiring a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually mandates more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means not merely nursing, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lakeside Lutheran Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 6.16% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can limit the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 3.87% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients who have had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 3.28% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 17.54% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric gauges the percentage of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs aren't medically required. However, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents suffering from dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 19.26% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are generally used to treat residents suffering from depression or anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 4.67% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 93.67% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 17.07% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living could indicate the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 16.9% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of residents that maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a good sign for residents' well-being.
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 1.48 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is critical to maintaining the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 16.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lakeside Lutheran Home, 77.73% Percentage of Resident
This is the percentage of short-term care patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with successful rehabilitation services.
- Palo Alto County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 0.52 miles away3201 1st Street Emmetsburg Iowa 50536Government - Local(712) 852-5500