Lutheran Home is a large non-profit nursing home located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We awarded this facility an impressive overall rating of A. With a grade of this caliber, it ended up being far superior to most of the nursing homes in Milwaukee. We couldn't find many negative things to say about this nursing home. Its grades are just impeccable. Headlining this facility's exemplary report card is its short-term care rating, which you can find in the next paragraph.
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
Short-term Care Quality
To pair with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Our short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled highly skilled professionals. This includes a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6.7 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Adding to its impressive category grades, this nursing home excelled in the area of inspections, where it earned an A. Not many nursing homes performed as well in this area. Inspection ratings weigh several factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we weigh heavily is the number and severity of deficiencies. Places with better grades in this category generally have very few of these severe deficiencies. This nursing home received 4 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none were considered to be major deficiencies. This indicates that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to cause an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we analyzed is long-term care. Adding to its elite resume, this facility also performed well in that category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A in that area. When facilities receive a grade in this range in long-term care it typically means it's well-staffed and is an overall good place to reside on a permanent basis. Once we assessed the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination statistics. This nursing home vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
In the last area, this facility also was given an excellent nursing grade, with a grade of A-. This wrapped up a very favorable profile. There are several factors within this area. Most of the data points are tied to the quantity of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this facility excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the nation in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided by providing better nursing care, such as by having a system of turning a patient even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lutheran Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lutheran Home, 6.93% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are often the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lutheran Home, 3.27% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls leading to severe injuries are considered to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are routinely the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lutheran Home, 3.19% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who sustained UTI's. While a higher rate of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare between nursing homes due to nursing homes having differing reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lutheran Home, 13.83% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lutheran Home, 15.45% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term patients receiving antianxiety drugs.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lutheran Home, 6.26% of Patients
This tells you the percent of residents who are demonstrating depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lutheran Home, 92.96% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lutheran Home, 13.23% Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as moving around and using the bathroom.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lutheran Home, 20.17% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients who maintained mobility.
In Lutheran Home, 1.28 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lutheran Home, 20.17 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lutheran Home, 13.08 Percentage of Patients
This metric tracks the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Avoiding medical emergencies is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lutheran Home, 75.51% Percentage of Resident
This indicates the percentage of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.
Scores for Milwaukee, WI
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-minus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of C
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B
- Inspection Rating has a grade of B
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