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Solheim Lutheran Home

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

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
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Solheim Lutheran Home's website

2236 Merton Ave.,
Los Angeles CA 90041

(323) 257-7518

82.63% estimated occupancy 1

Solheim Lutheran Home is located in Los Angeles, California. This city is one of the most densely populated cities in the nation with has 2,378,448 people. We awarded this nursing home a strong overall grade of B+. As a matter of fact, it ended up being notably better than the vast majority of the nursing homes in Los Angeles. Based on our assessment, you can do much worse than this place. This place's strong report card was highlighted by its nursing score, which we will address in the next paragraph.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Recreational Therapy

Registered Staff Hours

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Nurse Quality

Grade: A

On top of being a quality nursing home overall, this facility really excelled in nursing, where it received a grade of A. Our nursing score is based on numerous factors. The most heavily weighted one is the amount of time nurses spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also assessed several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility California in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can generally be prevented by providing better nursing care, such as by employing a policy of moving residents even once per day.

Facility Inspections

Grade: A-minus

This nursing home also excelled in the area of inspections. We gave it a grade of A- for that area. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing these inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. You should keep in mind that the severity of the deficiencies is usually more meaningful than the number of deficiencies, as some of these are relatively insignificant. While this nursing home had a few deficiencies on its government inspection report, none of them were severe based on CMS' deficiency scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are uncommon in the industry.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home is also strong in the area of short-term care, where it was awarded a grade of B+. It outpaced most nursing homes in this category. In determining our short-term care scores, we look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other types of skilled professionals. Our objective is to formulate a measure for comparing the rehabilitation services of nursing homes. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these skilled professionals. On the other hand, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who ultimately were able to return home from this nursing home. We found that 5.5 percent of this nursing home's patients were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The final category we graded turned out to be this nursing home's poorest category. However, even in its weakest link we still gave it an acceptable grade of B- in our long-term care category. In a long-term care environment, the nursing home's primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After assessing the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the facility's vaccination statistics. This facility vaccinated 92.1875 percent of its residents against pneumonia, which happens to be slightly below what we anticipated but still a respectable percentage. Fortunately, this place 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 number.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

Solheim Lutheran Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 7.45% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of residents who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a measure 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

Grade: B-plus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 1.7% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percent of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in severe injury are considered by many in the nursing home industry to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls are often the result of poor nursing care.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 1.24% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of patients that sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are often linked to facilities with lower levels of hygiene. Closer supervision can limit the number of UTI's sustained by residents in a nursing home. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 10.1% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This is the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These medications may be used to treat a variety of conditions, including dementia.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 13.85% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This is the percentage of residents prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are generally given to residents suffering from depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 4.64% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term care residents demonstrating depressive symptoms.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 95.44% of Patients

This is the percentage of patients who were administered the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: A-plus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 7.92% Percentage of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents who required increased assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 12.45% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percentage of patients who maintained mobility over time. Optimizing mobility is often a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 1.61 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital is key to maintaining the physical health of nursing home patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 12.45 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: A-plus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 9.83 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the emergency room and the quality of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-plus

In Solheim Lutheran Home, 79.79% Percentage of Resident

This is a measure of the percentage of short-term care patients who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many argue that this is a measure of a facility's rehabilitation services.

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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