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Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie

  • Nursing Home
  • Adult Day Care
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie's website

965 Dutchess Turnpike,
Poughkeepsie NY 12603

(845) 486-9494

90.43% estimated occupancy 1

Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie is located in Poughkeepsie, New York. This turns out to be a well above average facility, with an overall grade of B+. This actually is the highest graded facility in Poughkeepsie. The best aspect of this facility's impressive profile is its inspection reports. Inspection reports are discussed in the next paragraph

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

Registered Staff Hours

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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 inspection category. Arguably the most important factor we look at in computing our inspection scores is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with higher grades in this category typically avoided the more severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this facility had some minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means 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. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Among the reasons we rated this nursing home so favorably is that it was given a dominant long-term care grade. Indeed, long-term care ended up being its second most impressive category score. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a score of A-. Long-term care scores of this caliber generally require both around the clock care from nurses and aids, as well as quality routine healthcare services. One of the datapoints we considered after nurse's aid hours is vaccines. This facility provided the pneumonia vaccination to 95.34884 percent of its residents. Vaccination is a proven method to avoid unnecessary deaths and hospitalizations for the aged 65 and up population. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility is also strong in the category of short-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B. It performed better than most facilities in this area. Our short-term care grades are critical for patients in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation generally requires more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing means a wide spectrum of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and speech therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. We weren't able to find registered nurse or physical therapy staffing data for this facility. The final measure we considered in this area is the percentage of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Nurse Quality

Grade: C

The next area we analyzed was nursing. We awarded this facility an acceptable score in that category, with a grade of C. While this was not on par with some of this facility's other scores, it is nevertheless not the end of the world. We assessed the levels of nurses at the facility, as well as the number of hours the nurses spent with patients, in computing our grade in this category. This nursing home averages just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a very low figure. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics. Although this place got dinged a bit for its nursing hours per resident, it excelled in some of these quality measures. With fewer than five percent of its patients experiencing pressure ulcers, it fared well in this metric. This is generally an indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as by having a policy of turning a patient more frequently.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This datapoint tells you the percent of long-term residents that have pressure ulcers. We find that pressure ulcers are an indicator of a facility's nursing care quality.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

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

This tells you the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often associated with lower quality nursing care. Better nursing protocols can reduce the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percent of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes associated with poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of patients who were prescribed antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are given to patients for many conditions, such as dementia. Unfortunately, in limited situations, excessive reliance on these medications may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-plus

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were prescribed antianxiety drugs. These medications are commonly prescribed to residents suffering from depression or anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 13.6% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 91.89% of Patients

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

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: C

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 14.66% Percentage of Patients

This metric is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay patients who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and using the bathroom.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 18.82% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percent of long-term care residents who maintained mobility. Many would argue that mobility is important for residents' physical and mental well-being.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of care. There is generally a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of long-term care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 8.77 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of nursing home care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: D

In Lutheran Center at Poughkeepsie, 74.71% Percentage of Resident

This indicates the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

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