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Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie

  • Nursing Home
  • Adult Day Care
  • Memory Care

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie's website

965 Dutchess Turnpike,
Poughkeepsie NY 12603

(845) 486-9494

90.18% estimated occupancy 1

Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie is located in Poughkeepsie, New York. This facility was awarded an A- overall, which is one of our best scores. Indeed, this is actually the top facility in Poughkeepsie. The best aspect of this facility's strong report card was its inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation
  • Secure Memory Care 
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Amputee Recovery
  • Dentistry
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Cardiac Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Laboratory
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Audiology


Best Nursing Home in Poughkeepsie, New York badge

Best Nursing Home in Poughkeepsie, New York Awards 2019

Best Nursing Home in Poughkeepsie, New York badge

Best Nursing Home in Poughkeepsie, New York Awards 2021

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for our inspections rating. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection grades. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of these deficiencies is usually more important than the number of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively minor. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G through L. This tells you that CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

This facility also was given a fine long-term care grade. Indeed, this ended up being this facility's second best category score. In that area, we awarded this facility a score of A. In a long-term care setting, the facility's primary goal is to keep patients as healthy and safe as possible. This is different than skilled nursing or short-term care where the goal is to rehabilitate patients. One of the statistics we considered on top of nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccine to 92.46231 percent of its residents. Lastly, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Moving on our next category, we gave this nursing home a grade of A- for its short-term care grade. This is a very impressive rating. In determining our short-term care grades, we size up a nursing home's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists occupational therapists and other highly trained professionals. This category is more often than not a reliable assessment of a facility's rehabilitation. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's registered nurse or physical therapy staffing. The last item we looked at in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the facility and return home. We discovered that 6.6 percent of this facility's patients returned home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next category we graded was nursing. We gave this facility an acceptable score in that area, with a grade of B-. Even though this was not as strong as some of this facility's other scores, it is still not a poor grade. There are a variety of criteria included in this grade. Many of the factors reflect the quantity and quality of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a much lower figure than we are used to seeing. Lastly, our nursing scores also factor in quality-based measures, such as avoiding major falls. Despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this nursing home actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is often a good indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place. Many falls could be avoided if a nursing home provides enough nurses aids to assist its residents.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 9.58% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered by many experts to be a barometer of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents not being moved frequently enough.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls

This metric indicates the percentage of long-term stay residents who suffered falls which resulted in severe injury. This is one of the statistics we use in determining nursing grades.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 2.1% of Patients had UTIs

This figure gauges the percentage of long-term residents who have suffered from UTI's. While more infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it is problematic to compare between facilities due to facilities having differing reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 11.59% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are given to residents for many medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias. Tragically, in some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 13.3% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term residents receiving antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 13.2% of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who are showing signs of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 91.26% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for seniors, making these vaccines critical to patient health.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 14.75% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of patients that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 17.32% Percentage of Residents

This is the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Retaining mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.


Grade: C

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 1.31 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Avoiding the hospital is important to maintaining the physical health of residents.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 17.32 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This is the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between avoiding hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 8.8 Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 75.07% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term stay patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with activities of daily living typically correlates with higher quality rehabilitation services.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Vassar Brothers Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 3.64 miles away45 Reade Place Poughkeepsie New York 12601Voluntary non-profit - Private(845) 454-8500
  • St Luke's Cornwall HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 16.28 miles away70 Dubois Street Newburgh New York 12550Voluntary non-profit - Other(845) 561-4400
  • Healthalliance Hospital Marys Avenue CampusAcute Care Hospitals 16.31 miles away105 Mary's Avenue Kingston New York 12401Voluntary non-profit - Church(845) 338-2500
  • Healthalliance Hospital Broadway CampusAcute Care Hospitals 16.48 miles away396 Broadway Kingston New York 12401Voluntary non-profit - Private(914) 331-3131

Nearby Dialysis

  • Hpld Partners LLC2.97 miles away386 Violet Avenue Poughkeepsie New York 12601Dialysis Stations: 15 (845) 454-4181
  • Dsi Dutchess Dialysis4.48 miles away2585 South Road Poughkeepsie New York 12601CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 34 (845) 471-6300
  • Fishkill Dialysis Center12.38 miles away60 Merritt Blvd Suite 103 Fishkill New York 12524CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 20 (845) 440-1280
  • Vestal Healthcare, LLC.13.6 miles away1485 Route 9d Wappingers Falls New York 12590Dialysis Stations: 12 (845) 838-8907
  • Dsi Dutchess Dialysis15.56 miles away39 North Plank Rd Suite 5 Newburgh New York 12550Dialysis Stations: 16 (845) 476-3788
  • Kingston Hospital Dialysis Center- Satellite17.26 miles away37 Albany Avenue Kingston New York 12401CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 30 (845) 334-2821
  • Liberty Hudson Valley Dialysis17.58 miles away4 Corwin Court Newburgh New York 12550CMS Rating: 2 stars Dialysis Stations: 25 (845) 534-9823