St Luke's Rehab - Elks Sub Acute Rehab Unit
600 North Robbins Road, Boise ID 83702 · (208) 489-4444 · 54% estimated occupancy 1Updated: Aug 1, 2020 · By Nick Reese
St Luke's Rehab - Elks Sub Acute Rehab Unit is located in Boise, Idaho. The city provides a variety of available nursing homes. Featuring an overall rating of A, this nursing home is ranked among the best nursing homes we assessed. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top fifth of all nursing homes nationally. If you scroll down, you will see this place's category ratings, which are also quite good.
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Non profit - Corporation
Short-term Care Quality
In addition to being a first-rate facility overall, this facility also excelled in the category of short-term care, where it received an A+. Few facilities fared better in this category. Short-term care grades are based in part on a nursing home's quantity of highly-skilled nursing services. This includes a vast spectrum of nursing services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other variations of therapy. Unfortunately, we were not able to find information on registered nurse or physical therapy staffing for this nursing home. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of residents that returned home from this facility. This nursing home performed better in this area than in its staffing levels. We found that it fared as well as just about any facility in the nation with 75 percent of its residents returning home.
This facility has received near flawless health inspections in recent years. We gave them an A in this area. These inspection ratings weigh several factors, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Unfortunately, we weren't able to locate information about this nursing home's deficiencies. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
The third area we analyzed was long-term care. Contributing to its elite resume, this nursing home also excelled in that area. In fact, we awarded it a grade of of A- in that area. In a long-term care environment, the primary goal is to maintain residents' quality of life and keep them safe. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the nursing home's vaccination record. It doesn't look like this nursing home provided information about vaccinations. Clearly, this nursing home is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. In fact, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
In the final category, this nursing home also received an impressive nursing score, with a grade of B+. This wrapped up a very strong profile. We assessed the levels of nurses working for the nursing home, in addition to the quantity of hours those nurses spent with residents, in calculating our rating in this category. This nursing home provides 0 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This place performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can frequently be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Overall Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
St Luke's Rehab - Elks Sub Acute Rehab Unit Quality Metrics
Short-term Care: ER Visits
This is a measure of the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Percentage of Patients
Lower is Better
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
Measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. Many believe this is a reasonable measure of a facility's rehabilitation performance.
Percentage of Resident
Higher is Better