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Lutheran Social Ministries Cra

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: A
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Lutheran Social Ministries Cra's website

459 Passaic Avenue,
Caldwell NJ 07006

(973) 276-3018

49.28% estimated occupancy 1

Lutheran Social Ministries Cra is a facility in Caldwell, New Jersey. The city has 24,812 people. Featuring an overall grade of A, this is clearly an elite nursing home. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top ten percent of all facilities in the United States. This facility was also given phenomenal ratings in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Registered Staff Hours

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Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to being a strong facility overall, this nursing home also excelled in our short-term care rating, where it received a grade of A+. In our short-term care rating, we seek to craft a valuable barometer for rehabilitation. In doing so, we assess the nursing home's level of highly-skilled nursing services, including both registered nurses and physical therapy, as well as speech therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not every nursing home 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 considered in this category is the number of patients who were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 6.8 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

This facility also received a nearly flawless inspection report. As a result, it earned one of our highest grades in that area with a score of A+. This is one of the few nursing homes to receive multiple A+'s. We weigh several aspects of a nursing home's inspection report in determining our inspection ratings. One critical factor is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more important than the quantity of deficiencies, as some of these can be relatively minor. While this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G through L. This means CMS did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A

Turning the page to our next area, this nursing home was given first-rate long-term care grade. In fact, we awarded it a grade of A in that area. Nursing homes that do well in long-term care tend to be well-staffed and offer extensive hands on care to patients. In addition to considering the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients healthy. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

In the last area, this facility also received an excellent nursing score, with an A-. This topped off an elite profile. Our nursing score focuses on the facility's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of skill of those nurses and the number of hours spent with residents. This facility provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This place performed very well in terms of minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Lutheran Social Ministries Cra Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-minus

In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 9.57% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who are suffering from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 2.57% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of residents who have had a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are often the result of lower quality nursing care. Additional nurse staffing minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: F

In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 1.73% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often caused by a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this datapoint could be skewed for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: A+

In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 10.75% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic drugs are administered to residents for many conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias. Unfortunately, in some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 17.5% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These medications are generally prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 5.81% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term patients showing depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B

In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 92% of Patients

This tells you the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 10.99% Percentage of Patients

Measures the percentage of long-term residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as getting dressed and eating. Some would argue this is a reliable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B

In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 14.79% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percentage of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Preserving mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B

In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 14.79 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

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

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 8.17 Percentage of Patients

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

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: B

In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 80.57% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that saw functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Essex County Hospital CenterPsychiatric 3.57 miles away204 Grove Avenue Cedar Grove New Jersey 07009Government - Local(973) 571-2801
  • Saint Barnabas Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 5.46 miles away94 Old Short Hills Road Livingston New Jersey 07039Voluntary non-profit - Other(973) 322-5000
  • East Orange General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 7.61 miles away300 Central Ave East Orange New Jersey 07018Voluntary non-profit - Private(973) 266-4401
  • Chilton Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.17 miles away97 West Parkway Pompton Plains New Jersey 07444Voluntary non-profit - Private(973) 831-5000
  • St Joseph's University Medical CenterAcute Care Hospitals 8.2 miles away703 Main St Paterson New Jersey 07503Voluntary non-profit - Church(973) 754-2010
  • St Mary's General HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.59 miles away350 Boulevard Passaic New Jersey 07055Proprietary(973) 365-4300
  • University HospitalAcute Care Hospitals 8.97 miles away150 Bergen St Newark New Jersey 07101Government - State(973) 972-5658
  • Saint Clare's Hospital/ Denville CampusAcute Care Hospitals 9.12 miles away25 Pocono Road Denville New Jersey 07834Proprietary(973) 983-5569

Nearby Dialysis

  • Total Renal Care, Inc West Orange Dialysis4.14 miles away375 Mount Pleasant Avenue Ste 340 West Orange New Jersey 07052Dialysis Stations: 19 (973) 243-7069
  • St. Joseph's Wayne Dialysis4.29 miles away57 Willowbrook Blvd Wayne New Jersey 07470Dialysis Stations: 20 (973) 890-2792
  • Fresenius Medical Care North Montclair4.38 miles away114 Valley Road Montclair New Jersey 07042CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (973) 744-2058
  • Mountainside Hospital4.81 miles awayDialysis Unit 1 Bay Avenue Montclair New Jersey 07042Dialysis Stations: 30 (973) 429-6767
  • Fresenius Medical Care Livingston, LLC5.01 miles away348 East Northfield Road Livingston New Jersey 07039CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 19 (973) 535-0667
  • Ara Dialysis Center at West Orange5.6 miles away101 Old Shorts Hills Road Ste 120 Carlstadt New Jersey 07072CMS Rating: 5 stars Dialysis Stations: 16 (973) 736-8300
  • Fkc Acc Livingston St Barnabas So Orange Ave5.65 miles awayAcc Livingston Hemodialysis 200 So Orange Avenue Livingston New Jersey 07039CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (973) 322-7150
  • Fmc Orange Dc6.23 miles away258 Central Ave Orange New Jersey 07050CMS Rating: 4 stars Dialysis Stations: 24 (973) 675-3400