St Luke's Elmore Long Term Care is in Mountain Home, Idaho. It looks like this nursing home is one of the best facilities we found. In fact, it was given the very best score. You flat out can not do any better than this facility. Finally, this proved to be a very consistent facility with consistently strong grades in all of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories is available below.
St Luke's Elmore Long Term Care
- Nursing Home
Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
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Registered Staff Hours
One of the many reasons this place ended up being a quality nursing home is it earned an A+ inspection grade. This is simply as good as it gets in this critical area. Our inspection grades are based on several items found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes that score well in this area tend to have very few deficiencies on their reports. Most importantly, these nursing homes should not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with endangerment of patients. Fortunately, although this facility had some minor dings on its report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are found in categories G through L. This means the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. Nursing scores are largely associated with the facility's level of nurse staffing. This facility provided 0.7 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some nursing quality-based metrics in determining our nursing grades. This facility performed very well in the area of avoiding pressure ulcers and major falls. We consider these areas to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.
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Short-term Care Quality
Compounding its first-rate assessment, this facility also was given a dominant short-term care score, with a grade of A. Short-term care grades are based in part on the nursing home's quantity of skilled highly skilled professionals. This means a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, not to mention other variations of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all facilities 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 last metric we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.
Long-term Care Quality
Turning to the fourth area, this nursing home received a very strong long-term care rating. In fact, we awarded it an A in that area, resulting in this facility receiving straight A's. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. Once we assessed the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 89.655174 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which happens to be a few points lower than we were hoping for but still a respectable figure. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we hoped for, at least this facility was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Luke's Elmore Long Term Care Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St Luke's Elmore Long Term Care, 5.85% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This is the percent of residents that suffered from a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage due to remaining in one position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St Luke's Elmore Long Term Care, 3.33% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of patients who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in major injury are considered to be a barometer of nursing care at a nursing home. Falls are often the result of lower levels of patient supervision.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St Luke's Elmore Long Term Care, 2.48% of Patients had UTIs
This is the percent of patients who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are considered to be a measure of nursing care . UTI's are routinely caused by worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St Luke's Elmore Long Term Care, 17.95% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term care patients who are administered antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some facilities need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of residents with dementia.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St Luke's Elmore Long Term Care, 16.27% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents given antianxiety drugs. These medications are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St Luke's Elmore Long Term Care, 7.97% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term patients who are demonstrating signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St Luke's Elmore Long Term Care, 89.29% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St Luke's Elmore Long Term Care, 13.52% Percentage of Patients
This tells you the percentage of patients who needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of dependence on staff for assistance with ADL's may be a sign of the decline of a patient's well-being.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St Luke's Elmore Long Term Care, 18.02% Percentage of Residents
This is the percentage of patients that retained mobility levels over time. Optimizing mobility can be a great sign for residents' health.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St Luke's Elmore Long Term Care, 18.02 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric is a measure of the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
- St Luke's Elmore Medical CenterCritical Access Hospitals 0 miles away895 North 6th East Mountain Home Idaho 83647Voluntary non-profit - Private(208) 587-8401