Lutheran Social Ministries Cra is a facility in Caldwell, New Jersey. The city has 24,812 people. Featuring an overall grade of A+, this facility is undoubtedly a world class facility. In fact, this nursing home has the distinction of being one of the top 50 facilities in New Jersey. This nursing home also received impressive grades in each of the major categories. More information about these categories can be found below.
Lutheran Social Ministries Cra
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Memory Care
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
459 Passaic Avenue,
Caldwell NJ 07006
50% estimated occupancy 1
- 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
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- 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
Top Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2019
Best Nursing Home in Caldwell, New Jersey Awards 2019
Top Nursing Home in New Jersey Awards 2020
Best Nursing Home in Caldwell, New Jersey Awards 2020
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Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a strong nursing home overall, this nursing home also excelled at short-term care, where it received an A+. Few facilities fared better in this area. In determining these short-term care scores, we assess the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other types of therapists. Our purpose is to formulate a tool for comparing the rehabilitation services of different facilities. Fortunately, it appear that this nursing home employs registered nurses. Not all facilities employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, according to the information this nursing home provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final statistic we assessed in this category is the percentage of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 6.8 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
This facility also earned an A+ inspection score, making it one of the rare places to receive multiple A+'s in our category grades. This score is based on the nursing home's government inspections. An A+ in this category is one of the biggest complements we can pay to a nursing home. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection reports. One key criteria we look at is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. Nursing homes with better scores in this category typically have very few severe deficiencies. While this facility had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
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Long-term Care Quality
This nursing home also was given a fine long-term care grade. This actually ended up being its third strongest category grade. In that category, this facility received a grade of A. When facilities receive this kind of grade in this category it is a good sign for patient care and indicates that the facility is well-staffed with nurses aids. Once we looked at the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents for pneumonia. Vaccines are vital to keeping residents out of the hospital. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In the final category, this nursing home also was awarded a first-rate nursing grade, with a grade of A. This topped off a first-rate report card. There are quite a few factors within this grade. Most of these subcategories reflect levels of nurse staffing. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in terms of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. 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.
Lutheran Social Ministries Cra Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of patients who suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also called bed sores, are routinely the result of residents staying in one position for too long.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 2.53% of Patients had Serious Falls
This metric tells you the percentage of long-term stay patients that have had falls which resulted in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 1.65% of Patients had UTIs
This figure is a measure of the percentage of long-term residents who have suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's could be a sign of lower quality nursing care. However, this metric can be misleading for certain nursing homes due to varying reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 10.6% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients who are prescribed antipsychotic medication. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to control patient behavior in situations where such medications are not medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to having more residents with Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 17.42% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of patients who were given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to patients experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 5.95% of Patients
Measures the percentage of long-term residents who are exhibiting depressive symptoms. Many in the industry would argue this is a reliable measure of resident quality of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 91.97% of Patients
This tells you the percent of patients who were given the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 10.68% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percent of residents that required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 12.9% Percentage of Residents
Measures the percent of long-term care patients that were able to retain mobility.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 12.9 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This is a measure of the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term care. Avoiding the hospital during rehabilitation is key to restoring the physical well-being of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 8.37 Percentage of Patients
This is the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Lutheran Social Ministries Cra, 80.92% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
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