Lutheran Retirement Home is a nursing home in Jamestown, New York. The city has a population of 40,730 people. Sporting an overall grade of C, this appears to be a decent nursing home. At the end of the day, this place would be a good fit for quite a few people. One of the major highlights of this facility's report card is its remarkable inspection rating, which is addressed in the next section.
Lutheran Retirement Home
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
Registered Staff Hours
While this facility's overall grade was decent, it really excelled in the area of inspections. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A+ for that category, which is one of our best scores. Our inspection ratings are tied to items located in the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that receive favorable grades in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. 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. Based on this, we still had a generally positive view of this nursing home's inspections.
Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home's second most favorable area turned out to be its long-term care score, where it was awarded a C. For long-term care residents, the facility's primary goal is to maintain patients' quality of life and keep them safe. After considering the quantity of care provided by nurses, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. We were pleased to learn that this nursing home vaccinated 99.5 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
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This nursing home's nursing grade appears to be one of its better features. The facility received a grade of C in this category. There are numerous datapoints within this grade. Many of the criteria relate to staffing levels. This facility provided just 0.3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is a relatively low total compared to most other facilities. Finally, despite not having the highest total nursing hours, this facility performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is generally a good indicator that a place has sufficient quality controls in place.
Short-term Care Quality
The last area we assessed was short-term care, which turned out to be a weak link for this nursing home. We gave this facility a grade of D in our short-term care category. In the category of short-term care, we attempt to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze a facility's skilled nursing services, including the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. With a grade in this range for this category, we weren't stunned to discover that this facility was below average in multiple staffing figures we looked at. The nursing home provided significantly fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. Finally, we looked at the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. This was not a strength for this nursing home. We found that just 4.2 percent of this facility's patients returned home. At most facilities, about half of their residents are able to return home so this is well below average.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Lutheran Retirement Home Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lutheran Retirement Home, 9.62% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percentage of residents that sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are often caused by patients not being moved frequently enough. Better nursing care can minimize the number of pressure ulcers sustained by residents in a nursing home.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lutheran Retirement Home, 3.04% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term care residents who experienced a fall which resulted in severe injury. We use this statistic in determining our nursing scores.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lutheran Retirement Home, 2.08% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents that have had a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are routinely the result of a facility with lower levels of hygiene. However, this statistic could also be skewed for some nursing homes due to inconsistent reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lutheran Retirement Home, 11.61% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This statistic indicates the percentage of long-term patients that are given antipsychotic medication. Increased usage of these drugs may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior in scenarios where such drugs are not medically indicated. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely on these drugs due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lutheran Retirement Home, 13.28% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients given antianxiety medications. These drugs are typically prescribed to patients experiencing depression and anxiety.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lutheran Retirement Home, 13.6% of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression. Higher levels of depression may imply worse patient care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lutheran Retirement Home, 91.89% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lutheran Retirement Home, 14.66% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the deterioration of a resident's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lutheran Retirement Home, 18.82% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents who were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry argue that mobility is important for residents' mental and physical well-being.
In Lutheran Retirement Home, 1.2 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This metric tracks the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lutheran Retirement Home, 18.82 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lutheran Retirement Home, 8.77 Percentage of Patients
This tells you 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 quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lutheran Retirement Home, 74.71% Percentage of Resident
This metric measures the percent of short-term stay residents that saw functional improvements.
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