St Lukes Lutheran Care Center is located in Blue Earth, Minnesota. This facility is among the most elite nursing homes we assessed. It was given one of the top grades we offer. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top ten percentile of all facilities in the United States. This nursing home also received strong scores in all four of the major categories we assessed. More information about these categories can be found below.
St Lukes Lutheran Care Center
- Nursing Home
- Independent Living
- Assisted Living
- Adult Day Care
- Memory Care
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- Has Family Council
- Non profit - Church related
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility excelled in our nursing rating. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Nursing scores are based in large part on nurse staffing levels. This nursing home provides 0.5 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This nursing home performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a place has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can many times be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
This facility has also received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We awarded them an impressive grade of A+ in this category. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had zero severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones labeled as categories G, H, I, J, K and 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.
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Long-term Care Quality
The third area we analyzed is long-term care. Adding to its impressive resume, this facility also performed well in this category. In fact, we awarded it a of A in the category. When facilities receive this type of grade in long-term care it is typically a good sign for resident care and suggests that the nursing home is well-staffed with nurses and aids. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then looked at the facility's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 99.15254 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients healthy. Finally, 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 figure.
Short-term Care Quality
In the final category, this facility also was given a first-rate short-term care grade, with a grade of A-. This finished off an elusive straight A profile. Our short-term care grades are arguably more meaningful for people in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually utilizes more highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not merely nursing services, but also physical and respiratory therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not all nursing homes employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data they provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Finally, we looked at the number of patients who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that 0 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Lukes Lutheran Care Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In St Lukes Lutheran Care Center, 6.84% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This statistic gauges the percent of long-term patients who have new or worsened pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In St Lukes Lutheran Care Center, 4.32% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percent of residents who have had a fall which resulted in serious injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In St Lukes Lutheran Care Center, 2.81% of Patients had UTIs
This statistic measures the percentage of long-term care residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. UTI's may be an indication of poor nursing care. Nevertheless, this metric may be skewed for certain facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In St Lukes Lutheran Care Center, 16.37% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percent of patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs. These medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In St Lukes Lutheran Care Center, 12.17% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This is the percent of patients given antianxiety drugs. Antianxiety drugs are given to residents experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In St Lukes Lutheran Care Center, 4.73% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients demonstrating symptoms of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In St Lukes Lutheran Care Center, 93.57% of Patients
This is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients who were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines critical to patient safety.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In St Lukes Lutheran Care Center, 13.28% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In St Lukes Lutheran Care Center, 20.05% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay residents who retained mobility levels. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is vital to residents' physical and mental health.
In St Lukes Lutheran Care Center, 1.26 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This tells you the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care. There is a correlation between keeping patients out of the hospital and the quality of long-term care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In St Lukes Lutheran Care Center, 20.05 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This datapoint measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care. Keeping residents out of the hospital during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In St Lukes Lutheran Care Center, 12.78 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.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In St Lukes Lutheran Care Center, 76.19% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term stay residents who saw functional improvements.
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