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The Vinton Lutheran Home

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

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: B-plus
Oct 18: ANov 18: A-Dec 18: A-Jan 19: AFeb 19: AMar 19: AApr 19: AMay 19: AJun 19: AJul 19: AAug 19: ASep 19: AJan 20: AMar 20: AApr 20: AMay 20: AJun 20: AJul 20: AAug 20: ASep 20: AOct 20: AJan 21: A-Feb 21: A-Mar 21: A-Apr 21: A-May 21: A-Jun 21: A-Jul 21: AAug 21: ASep 21: AOct 21: A-Nov 21: A-Jan 22: A-Feb 22: A-Mar 22: A-Apr 22: B+May 22: B+Jun 22: B+
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The Vinton Lutheran Home's website

1301 Second Avenue South,
Vinton IA 52349

(319) 472-4751

80.16% estimated occupancy 1

The Vinton Lutheran Home is a nursing home located in Vinton, Iowa. The city has 7,643 people. With an B+ overall grade, we rated this facility in the top third of all facilities in the country. This nursing home definitely has plenty going for it. This facility also received phenomenal scores in each of our categories. More information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

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

Specialized Services

  • Personal Care
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • Stroke Recovery
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

On top of being a quality facility overall, this place really excelled in our inspections category, where it received an A. Few nursing homes fared better in this area. Perhaps the most significant factor we consider in determining our inspection grades is deficiencies. These deficiencies are found on a facility's inspection reports. Places with better scores in this area most likely dodged the more severe deficiencies involving patient abuse or death. While this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were serious based on CMS' deficiency scale. Remember that deficiency-free inspections are rare in this industry.

Nurse Quality

Grade: A

We also awarded this nursing home a grade of A for our nursing grade. Nursing ratings are primarily based on the facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 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 often be avoided if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

This facility also received an impressive long-term care score. In fact, we gave it an above average score of B in this area. Nursing homes that receive this kind of grade in this category typically provide consistent around the clock care to make sure patients are well cared for. After considering the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we next considered the facility's vaccination records. This nursing home vaccinated 99.43503 percent of its patients against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. Clearly, this facility is doing something right in this area as it was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.01 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B

The next area we assessed was short-term care. We gave this nursing home one of our higher scores in this area, with a B. This nursing home proved to be relatively strong in all areas we analyzed. Our short-term care grades are probably most important for folks in need of a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of skilled nursing. This includes not only nursing services, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility employs registered nurses. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, according to the information they provided, they do not appear to employ physical therapists. The final datapoint we considered in this category is the number of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We found that 4.8 percent of this facility's residents returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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

The Vinton Lutheran Home Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-plus

In The Vinton Lutheran Home, 6.13% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percent of long-term stay residents which developed new or worsened pressure ulcers. We've found that pressure ulcers are an barometer of the quality of nursing care a facility provides.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A+

In The Vinton Lutheran Home, 3.72% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents that have had a major fall. Falls leading to serious injury are routinely caused by lower levels of patient supervision. More supervision minimizes the number of major falls sustained by residents in a nursing home.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In The Vinton Lutheran Home, 2.97% of Patients had UTIs

This is the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. These infections could be linked to poor hygiene.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: B-plus

In The Vinton Lutheran Home, 16.77% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This tells you the percentage of patients prescribed antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic drugs may be helpful for many residents, it is important to ensure these drugs are being used appropriately. In some cases, excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a nursing home is using these drugs to subdue residents.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: D

In The Vinton Lutheran Home, 18.76% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint indicates the percent of long-term patients taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A-minus

In The Vinton Lutheran Home, 4.77% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term patients who are exhibiting symptoms of depression.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-minus

In The Vinton Lutheran Home, 94.58% of Patients

This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B

In The Vinton Lutheran Home, 16.85% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's may indicate the deterioration of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: C

In The Vinton Lutheran Home, 20.59% Percentage of Residents

This metric measures the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility. Many in the industry would argue that the ability to move around is important for residents' physical and mental health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-plus

In The Vinton Lutheran Home, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This is the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: A-minus

In The Vinton Lutheran Home, 20.59 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A

In The Vinton Lutheran Home, 79.44% Percentage of Resident

This is the percentage of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Virginia Gay HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 1.15 miles away502 North 9th Avenue Vinton Iowa 52349Voluntary non-profit - Private(319) 472-6200

Nearby Dialysis

  • Mercy Dialysis - Vinton1.26 miles away502 North 9th Avenue Dialysis Unit Vinton Iowa 52349Dialysis Stations: 5 (319) 472-6359