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Solheim Lutheran Home

Updated May 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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2236 Merton Ave.,
Los Angeles CA 90041

(323) 257-7518

79.99% estimated occupancy 1

Solheim Lutheran Home is an average-sized non-profit facility in Los Angeles, California. Featuring an overall rating of B+, this facility should work for most prospective residents. In our view, this facility looks like a solid choice for most people. The best part of this facility's impressive report card is its nursing rating. We discuss nursing in the next section

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-minus

One of the reasons this place received a great overall grade is that it received a very impressive nursing grade. In fact, nursing turned out to be its best category. In that area, we awarded this nursing home an A-. Our nursing grade looks at the nursing home's level of nurse staffing. We look at both the levels of licensure of the nurses and the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 3.8 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at certain nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing grades. These include minimizing residents' pressure ulcers and major falls. We view these areas as good indicators of the caliber of nursing care being provided, since better care tends to reduce these problems.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

Adding to its impressive profile, this nursing home also performed at a high level in the area of inspections. In fact, it earned a nearly flawless government inspection report this year. As a result, it earned one of our best grades in that area with an A-. Our inspection grades are tied to items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Places that score well in this area have few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these places should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. This place received 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none were considered to be severe. This indicates that CMS did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to patient safety or health. Remember that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

Turning to our next category, this facility also earned a grade of B for its short-term care rating. This is an above average grade in this area. In the category of short-term care, we try to assess indicators of a facility's rehabilitation services. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical therapists. We were pleased to find that this nursing home employs both registered nurses and physical therapists. The same can't be said for all nursing homes. The last datapoint we assessed in this area is the number of patients that who were able to eventually return home from the nursing home. We found that it performed better than most facilities in this area with 54.1 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, at most nursing homes, fewer than half of their short-stay residents are able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final area we scored is long-term care. In that category, we awarded this nursing home an acceptable grade of B-. This actually ended up being this facility's worst area. If you are looking for anything other than rehabilitation, you should take a close look at each facility's long-term care scores. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. This facility provided the vaccine to 93.548386 percent of its patients. This is a few points below what we expected but still a reasonably acceptable figure. On a more positive note, this place was able to limit hospitalizations. It had less than one hospitalization per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Solheim Lutheran Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 7.63% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This measures the percentage of long-term patients who suffered from pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are a solid indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B-minus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 1.66% of Patients had Serious Falls

This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term residents which had falls resulting in major injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but high rates of falls resulting in injuries may be an indicator of lower levels of patient supervision.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: C

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 1.19% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered to be an indicator of nursing care at a nursing home. UTI's are often associated with a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this statistic may also be skewed for some nursing homes due to different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 9.98% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percent of residents prescribed antipsychotic medications. These drugs are sometimes used to treat a variety of conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-minus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 13.87% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percent of residents given antianxiety medications. These medications are prescribed to residents suffering from anxiety or depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 4.32% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients showing symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 96.21% of Patients

This is the percent of residents who received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 8.35% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of patients who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 14.01% Percentage of Residents

This is the percent of residents who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 1.49 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care. Staying out of the hospital is critical to preserving the physical well-being of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 14.01 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is important to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 9.82 Percentage of Patients

This is the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 79.69% Percentage of Resident

This is the percent of short-term care residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.

Scores for Los Angeles, CA

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of B
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B-minus

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