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About Salem Lutheran Home

General Information

Legal Business NameAmerican Lutheran Church, Salem Lutheran Homes
Ownership TypeNon Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareMay 1, 1990 (27 years)
Capacity74
Residents70
Percent Occupied95%
Program ParticipationMedicare And Medicaid
Resident And Family CouncilsResident
In HospitalNo
Continuing Care Retirement CommunityNo
Special Focus FacilityNo
Auto Sprinkler System In Required AreasYes

Ratings for Salem Lutheran Home

Salem Lutheran Home
was reviewed by Medicare to have a rating of 2 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Quality Measures Rating
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Overall Ratings of Iowa Nursing Homes

Fines, Complaints, and Inspection Problems in the Past 3 Years

Compare The Number of Problems

Types of Problems at Nursing Homes

Some issues within a nursing home are much more severe than others. Medicare evaluates each problem based on 2 scales: the number of residents affected by a problem and the severity of the potential or actual harm to residents based on the problem. We have color coded the matrix below to make it easier to pick out the more severe problems. In general, orange and red issues related to the treatment of a resident are considered substandard quality of care.

  Residents Affected
Severity of the Deficiency Few Some Many
Immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety J K L
Actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy G H I
No actual harm with potential for more than minimal harm that is not immediate jeopardy D E F
No actual harm with potential for minimal harm A B C

July 31, 2015 - 17 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionBack-up procedures in place for a faulty automatic sprinkler system.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAn approved back-up procedure for a faulty fire alarm system.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionWeekly inspections and monthly testing of generators.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionHeating and ventilation systems that have been properly installed according to the manufacturer's instructions.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionRecord of quarterly fire drills for each shift under varying conditions.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExits that are accessible at all times.

July 30, 2015 - 17 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionMaintain drug records and properly mark/label drugs and other similar products according to accepted professional standards.
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionKeep residents' personal and medical records private and confidential.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionHave a program that investigates, controls and keeps infection from spreading.
BSomePotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionStore, cook, and serve food in a safe and clean way.

May 5, 2015 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
---Fine$4,420 fine
---Payment DenialPayment denial for 40 days
GFewActual HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.

August 11, 2014 - 2 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
GFewActual HarmComplaintEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.

May 27, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionAn approved installation, maintenance and testing program for fire alarm systems.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionWalls that prevent smoke from passing through and would resist fire for at least one hour.
FManyPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionExits that are accessible at all times.
ESomePotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionSmoke barrier doors that can resist smoke for at least 20 minutes.
DFewPotential for HarmFire Safety InspectionProperly installed electrical wiring and equipment.

May 22, 2014 - 3 years ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
ESomePotential for HarmHealth InspectionMake sure menus meet the resident's nutritional needs and that there is a prepared menu by which nutritious meals have been planned for the resident and followed.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionEnsure that a nursing home area is free from accident hazards and provide adequate supervision to prevent avoidable accidents.
DFewPotential for HarmHealth InspectionProvide housekeeping and maintenance services.

Staffing Levels Per Resident per Day

Medicare determines the expected staffing time per resident per day depending on level of care the residents of Salem Lutheran Home require. It is important to compare the reported time to expected time for a single facility instead of comparing the amount of time per resident of two facilities. Learn why.

1hr 45min
2hr 15min
ReportedExpected
CNA
50min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
40min
55min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 15min
3hr 40min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 15min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

98.3%
94.3%
94.3%
97.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
74.6%
72.9%
71.9%
95.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
55.0%
36.8%
39.4%
39.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Low Risk Residents Who Lose Control of Their Bowel or Bladder
25.0%
23.9%
14.8%
17.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Received an Antipsychotic Medication
31.7%
17.9%
24.2%
16.4%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Need for Help with ADLs has Increased
2.5%
14.1%
13.8%
8.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
6.6%
5.8%
6.3%
6.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Lose Too Much Weight
6.2%
6.5%
2.9%
3.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
High Risk Residents With Pressure Ulcers
7.0%
6.2%
8.8%
5.9%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Have Depressive Symptoms
1.6%
10.1%
4.8%
6.2%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
With a Urinary Tract Infection
4.8%
4.3%
6.2%
3.6%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Experiencing One or More Falls with Major Injury
3.5%
1.9%
0.0%
4.1%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
With a Catheter Inserted and Left in Their Bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.5%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Were Physically Restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

42.4%
57.1%
82.1%
86.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine
-
24.2%
23.5%
84.8%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Were Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
22.7%
-
-
17.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Self Report Moderate to Severe Pain
-
-
-
1.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Newly Received an Antipsychotic Medication
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
1.7%
Q1 2015Q2 2015Q3 2015IA
With Pressure Ulcers That Are New or Worsened