Lutheran Life Villages is one of just three available nursing homes located in Kendallville, Indiana. With an overall grade of A-, this nursing home is one of the top 50 nursing homes in Indiana. Based on our assessment, this place would be a wonderful choice for just about anybody. As you can see below, this nursing home also performed well in our category grades. It's hard to find any major flaws in this nursing home's profile.
Lutheran Life Villages
- Nursing Home
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
351 N Allen Chapel Rd,
Kendallville IN 46755
78.88% estimated occupancy 1
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Respite Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Home Making
- Dialysis Transportation
- Medical Transportation
- Speech Therapy
- Palliative Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Top Nursing Home in Indiana Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Kendallville, Indiana Awards 2020
Registered Staff Hours
One of the reasons this ended up being a great nursing home is it received an impressive grade in inspections. Inspections ended up being its best category. In this area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection scores. One critical factor is deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these are quite insignificant. Fortunately, although this place had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the inspectors didn't consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. The fact that none of the deficiencies were severe made us feel better about this inspection report.
Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its first-rate assessment, this facility also received a strong short-term care grade, with a score of A. Our short-term care grade is commonly used to measure a nursing home's performance with rehabilitation. In order to provide highly scored rehabilitation services, nursing homes generally need to offer higher levels of highly skilled nursing services. These types of services include registered nurses, physical therapists, speech therapists and other types of therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the information they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 6 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
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Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the next category, this facility also received a score of B+ for its long-term care rating. This is an above average score in this area. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. After considering the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination record. This facility vaccinated 99.022804 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping residents healthy. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
Moving on to the next area, this nursing home also excelled in our nursing category. We gave it a grade of B+ for that area. This wrapped up a very impressive profile. We assessed the skill-level of nurses employed by the nursing home, as well as the quantity of time the nurses were with patients, in determining our grade in this area. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed 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 place the country in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can often be prevented by offering better nursing care, such as having a system of turning patients even once per day.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lutheran Life Villages Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lutheran Life Villages, 7.44% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This tells you the percentage of patients that have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely the result of patients staying in one position for too long. Better nursing care minimizes the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lutheran Life Villages, 3.93% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients that suffered from a major fall. Falls leading to major injuries are often linked to lower levels of patient supervision. Closer supervision can reduce the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lutheran Life Villages, 1.87% of Patients had UTIs
This tells you the percent of patients that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic may also be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lutheran Life Villages, 13.18% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lutheran Life Villages, 21.77% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety medications are given to residents experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lutheran Life Villages, 12.89% of Patients
This is the percentage of residents who are demonstrating symptoms of depression. Increased levels of depression may be an indicator a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lutheran Life Villages, 91.48% of Patients
This datapoint measures the percentage of long-term residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient well-being.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lutheran Life Villages, 15.74% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lutheran Life Villages, 15.7% Percentage of Residents
This indicates the percentage of patients that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
In Lutheran Life Villages, 1.46 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is usually a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the overall quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lutheran Life Villages, 15.7 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
In Lutheran Life Villages, 11.29 Percentage of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term care. Staying out of the emergency room is one way to measure the well-being of patients during rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lutheran Life Villages, 73.78% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. Higher levels of independence with ADL's often correlates with successful rehabilitation.
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