Located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Luther Crest Nursing Facility is one of nine nursing homes in this city. This facility was given an overall score of A-. This turned out to be ranked among the five highest rated nursing homes in Allentown. We flat out can not say enough favorable things about this place. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection rating, which you can find in the next section.

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Non profit - Corporation

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Family Council: FalseUsed to indicate false.

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2019)

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Facility Inspections

A+
Oct 18: A+Nov 18: A+Dec 18: A+Jan 19: A+Feb 19: A+May 19: A+Jun 19: A+Jul 19: A+Aug 19: A+Sep 19: A+Jan 20: A+Mar 20: A+Apr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

One of the many reasons this place turned out to be a great nursing home is it earned an A+ in our inspections category. This is as good as it gets in this critical area. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. This particular nursing home had just a single deficiency on its inspection report and it was not one deemed to pose a threat to patient health or safety. Even some of the best nursing homes receive an occasional ding on their inspection report.

Short-term Care Quality

A+
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: A+May 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: A+May 20: A+Jun 20: A+Jul 20: A+Aug 20: A+
Historical

This facility also was awarded an A+ short-term care grade, rendering it one of the few facilities to receive more than one A+ category scores. In computing our short-term care grades, we size up the facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This grade is considered to be a meaningful measure of a facility's ability to rehabilitate patients. This nursing home is the gold standard when it comes to skilled nursing staffing. The facility offered about one and a half times as many physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than the average nursing home. This is what we look for when assessing a nursing home in this category. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients that returned home from this facility. On top of excelling in the area of physical therapy, we found that it fared as well as just about any nursing home in the country with 62.9 percent of its patients returning home.

Nurse Quality

B
Oct 18: ANov 18: ADec 18: AJan 19: AFeb 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: BAug 20: B
Historical

Another strong feature for this facility is that it received an impressive nursing grade. In that area, we awarded this facility a grade of B. When calculating our nursing scores, we analyze both staffing levels and the skill levels of those nurses. This place boasts a really impressive 4.1 hours of nursing care per resident per day, of which a significant percentage was provided by registered nurses. This is one of the most highly highly trained levels of nurses. On top of looking at levels of nursing care, we also looked at a few quality measures in determining our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as predictive measures of the caliber of nursing care provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Long-term Care Quality

B-
Oct 18: B+Nov 18: B+Dec 18: B+Jan 19: B-Feb 19: B-May 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: BAug 19: BSep 19: BJan 20: BMar 20: BApr 20: BMay 20: BJun 20: BJul 20: B-Aug 20: B-
Historical

The next category we analyzed is long-term care, in which this facility received a B-. This is this nursing home's weakest area. This is nevertheless not a poor grade. In our long-term care grade, we assess the volume of services provided by a facility, as well as some qualitative data points. In addition to favorable nursing hour statistics, this nursing home's vaccination statistics are favorable as well. Indeed, it vaccinated 94.155846 percent of its residents for pneumonia. This combination proved to be successful as this facility was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 1.63 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days.

Overall Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

Aug 20
Provider:
A-
State:
B
National:
B
FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Nov 18Dec 18Jan 19Feb 19Mar 19Apr 19May 19Jun 19Jul 19Aug 19Sep 19Oct 19Dec 19Jan 20Mar 20Apr 20May 20Jun 20Jul 20Aug 20
Overall Rating
Nurse Rating
Long-Term Rating
Short-Term Rating
Inspection Rating

Luther Crest Nursing Facility Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care reduces the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Provider
C
9.85%
State
B+
6.71%
National
B
7.33%

Percent of Patients with Pressure Ulcers
Lower is Better

Minimizes Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients which had falls leading to serious injury. Falls can arise for a variety of reasons, but high rates of major falls could be a sign of poor nursing care.

Provider
F
9.74%
State
B
3.28%
National
B
3.36%

Percent of Patients with Serious Falls
Lower is Better

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay residents who have had urinary tract infections. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.

Provider
D
5.96%
State
B+
2.11%
National
B
2.65%

Percent of Patients with UTIs
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to residents for many medical conditions, such as cognitive disorders. Sadly, in some situations, increased usage of these drugs may indicate a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Provider
A
6.58%
State
B
15.33%
National
B
14.17%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

This metric is an indication of the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Provider
A+
7.19%
State
B
19.89%
National
B
19.68%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Managing Depression Among Residents

This tells you the percent of patients who are exhibiting signs of depression.

Provider
B+
0.68%
State
B+
2.38%
National
B+
5.09%

Percent of Patients
Lower is Better

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

This is the percent of residents that received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.

Provider
C
94.86%
State
B-
89.92%
National
B
92.04%

Percent of Patients
Higher is Better

Residents Maintain Autonomy

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients that required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as getting dressed and eating.

Provider
B
14.49%
State
B
14.64%
National
B
14.47%

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

This is the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Preserving mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Provider
A
25.07%
State
B+
19.1%
National
B
17.10%

Percentage of Residents
Higher is Better

Hospitalizations

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Provider
B-
1.83
State
B+
1.5
National
B
1.70

Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care.

Provider
D
25.07
State
B-
19.1
National
B
17.10

Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: ER Visits

This datapoint measures the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Provider
B
9.33
State
B+
8.42
National
B
10.27

Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Measures the percentage of short-term stay patients who saw functional improvements.

Provider
D
56.62%
State
B-
64.28%
National
B
68.03%

Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better

Nearby Hospitals

Lehigh Valley Hospital 2.94 mi
1200 South Cedar Crest Boulevard Allentown Pennsylvania 18105
(610) 402-2273
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private
Sacred Heart Hospital 4.89 mi
421 Chew Street Allentown Pennsylvania 18102
(610) 776-4900
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St Luke's Hospital Bethlehem 8.79 mi
801 Ostrum Street Bethlehem Pennsylvania 18015
(610) 954-4000
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Palmerton Hospital 14.64 mi
135 Lafayette Avenue Palmerton Pennsylvania 18071
(610) 826-3141
Acute Care Hospitals
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St Luke's Hospital - Anderson Campus 14.69 mi
1872 St Luke's Blvd Easton Pennsylvania 18045
(484) 503-3000
Acute Care Hospitals
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St Luke's Quakertown Hospital 15.43 mi
1021 Park Avenue Quakertown Pennsylvania 18951
(215) 538-4500
Acute Care Hospitals
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Easton Hospital 17.77 mi
250 South 21st Street Easton Pennsylvania 18042
(610) 250-4076
Acute Care Hospitals
Proprietary
St Luke's Hospital-Gnaden Huetten Campus 18.5 mi
211 North 12th Street Lehighton Pennsylvania 18235
(607) 377-1300
Acute Care Hospitals
Voluntary non-profit - Private

Nearby Dialysis

Fresenius Kidney Care - Allentown 2.32 mi
CMS Rating: 2 stars
Dialysis Stations: 27
3136 Hamilton Boulevard Allentown Pennsylvania 18103
(610) 435-6718
Davita - St. Luke's Allentown Dialysis 3.27 mi
Dialysis Stations: 4
1901 Hamilton St., Suite 100 Allentown Pennsylvania 18104
(610) 435-2590
Etowah Dialysis, LLC 3.27 mi
Dialysis Stations: 4
1901 Hamilton St., Suite 200 Allentown Pennsylvania 18104
(610) 776-1479
Fresenius Kidney Care - South Allentown 4.78 mi
Dialysis Stations: 16
2820 Mitchell Avenue Allentown Pennsylvania 18103
(610) 797-7655
Fresenius Kidney Care - Fogelsville 4.85 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
7310 Tilghman Street, Suite 100 Allentown Pennsylvania 18106
(610) 395-1980
Fresenius Kidney Care - Whitehall 5.17 mi
CMS Rating: 4 stars
Dialysis Stations: 28
1320 Mickley Road Whitehall Pennsylvania 18052
(610) 264-2228
Etowah Dialysis LLC 5.48 mi
Dialysis Stations: 12
2550 Route 100, Suite 2 Macungie Pennsylvania 18062
(610) 336-8350
Etowah Dialysis, LLC 5.6 mi
Dialysis Stations: 13
1220 3rd Street Whitehall Pennsylvania 18052
(610) 266-1706