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St Johns Lutheran Home

  • Nursing Home
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: B-minus
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St Johns Lutheran Home's website

901 Luther Place,
Albert Lea MN 56007

(507) 373-8226

38.73% estimated occupancy 1

St Johns Lutheran Home is a nursing home located in Albert Lea, Minnesota, which has a population of 21,228 people. This turns out to be a middle of the pack facility, with an overall grade of B-. Based on all of the relevant data, there are certainly much worse places out there. One of the best aspects of this facility's profile is its remarkable nursing grade, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • Is CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Church related
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

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

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Nurse Quality

Grade: A-plus

In addition to earning a great overall grade, this nursing home really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received an A+. Our nursing grade is based on the facility's nurse staffing levels. We weigh both the levels of licensure of the nurses as well as the quantity of hours spent with residents. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality measures and this place excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility Minnesota 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 turning a resident even once per day.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

This facility also received high marks in the area of short-term care, with top notch grade of A- in this area. In the area of short-term care, we strive to assess indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation. We analyze the facility's skilled nursing services, such as the ones performed by registered nurses and physical, occupational and other therapists. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we considered in this area is the number of patients who were able to leave the facility and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents were able to return home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The third area we looked at was long-term care. In that category, we gave this facility a B-. In determining our long-term care grades, we assess the assistance with daily living received by a nursing home's patients. On top of looking at the quantity of care provided by aids and other staff, we also looked at the percentage of residents vaccinated against pneumonia. Fortunately, this facility vaccinated 100 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable statistic. Finally, this nursing home was also able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Facility Inspections

Grade: D

The final category we assessed is inspections. We were surprised to find that this nursing home did not receive a favorable inspection grade. We gave it a just D in this area. Clearly, this score is not on par with some of this nursing home's other category grades. Inspection ratings relate to a facility's government inspections. Since this information is collected by government inspectors, we tend to weight it pretty heavily. Our inspection scores weigh a host of factors found on a facility's inspection report. One of the most important criteria we rely on is the quantity and severity of deficiencies. This particular nursing home was hit with 9 deficiencies by CMS. The only positive thing we can say is that none of its deficiencies were in the categories that indicate they posed a risk to patient health or safety. Lastly, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that this facility was assessed large government fines recently of over $50,000. This usually indicates that CMS inspectors became frustrated after several years of failed inspections.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

St Johns Lutheran Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A

In St Johns Lutheran Home, 6.69% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This is the percentage of patients who sustained a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also known as bed sores, are routinely caused by patients staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: D

In St Johns Lutheran Home, 4.21% of Patients had Serious Falls

This indicates the percent of residents that suffered from a fall which caused severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: D

In St Johns Lutheran Home, 2.83% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients which sustained UTI's. While more of these infections could reflect poorly on a facility's hygiene protocols, it can be difficult to compare between facilities due to facilities having varying reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: D

In St Johns Lutheran Home, 16.64% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This indicates the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. These drugs may be used for several medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: A-plus

In St Johns Lutheran Home, 12.33% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term stay patients which are prescribed antianxiety medication. These drugs are used to treat residents experiencing depression and anxiety.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In St Johns Lutheran Home, 4.58% of Patients

This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents showing symptoms of depression. Many in the industry would argue that this is a reasonable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: A-minus

In St Johns Lutheran Home, 93.31% of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be the norm at this point.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-plus

In St Johns Lutheran Home, 13.09% Percentage of Patients

This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-minus

In St Johns Lutheran Home, 18.07% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility is usually a good sign for residents' health.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In St Johns Lutheran Home, 18.07 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Scores for Albert Lea, MN

  • Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of A
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of A
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

Looking for more options? Albert Lea, Minnesota has 3 other nursing homes

Nearby Hospitals

  • Mayo Clinic Health System - Albert Lea and AustinAcute Care Hospitals 0.91 miles away404 West Fountain Street Albert Lea Minnesota 56007Voluntary non-profit - Private(507) 377-6452

Nearby Dialysis

  • Mayo Dialysis - Albert Lea2.34 miles away1705 Se Broadway Attn: Dialysis Albert Lea Minnesota 56007CMS Rating: 3 stars Dialysis Stations: 18 (507) 377-5920