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About Salem Lutheran Home

General Information

Legal Business NameAmerican Lutheran Church
Ownership TypeFor Profit - Corporation
Changed Ownership In The Last 12 MonthsNo
First Accepted MedicareMay 1, 1990 (27 years)
Capacity74
Residents65
Percent Occupied88%
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 3 out of 5. About Medicare Ratings
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Health Inspections Rating
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Overall Ratings of Iowa Nursing Homes

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

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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

June 16, 2016 - 16 months ago

 Residents AffectedSeveritySource/TypeDescription
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionAllow residents to easily view the results of the nursing home's most recent inspection.
CManyPotential for Minimal HarmHealth InspectionPost nurse staffing information/data on a daily basis.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+InspectionAssist those residents who need help with eating/drinking, grooming and personal and oral hygiene.
DFewPotential for HarmComplaint+Inspection1) Hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; or 2) report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or mistreatment of residents.

July 30, 2015 - 2 years 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.

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 35min
2hr 10min
ReportedExpected
CNA
55min
35min
ReportedExpected
LPN
35min
50min
ReportedExpected
RN
3hr 5min
3hr 35min
ReportedExpected
Total Nursing

This facility also provides approximately 10min per resident per WEEK of physical therapist time.

Quality Measures for Long Stay Residents

94.3%
91.5%
91.5%
91.5%
97.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
74.6%
70.8%
70.5%
68.3%
95.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
37.8%
38.2%
41.2%
41.2%
40.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of low risk long-stay residents who lose control of their bowels or bladder
27.3%
21.0%
32.2%
27.1%
21.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antianxiety or hypnotic medication
13.7%
22.4%
14.9%
25.6%
18.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose ability to move independently worsened
16.2%
17.7%
17.5%
17.9%
15.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who received an antipsychotic medication
6.2%
13.1%
18.6%
19.0%
16.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents whose need for help with daily activities has increased
14.9%
17.2%
10.2%
13.4%
7.9%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
11.3%
12.5%
6.6%
0.0%
6.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who lose too much weight
2.5%
2.9%
6.7%
0.0%
4.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of high risk long-stay residents with pressure ulcers
8.1%
6.8%
3.6%
5.1%
5.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who have depressive symptoms
2.8%
6.2%
6.6%
6.8%
5.3%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a urinary tract infection
5.6%
4.6%
4.9%
3.3%
3.6%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury
1.7%
1.7%
1.7%
1.7%
3.1%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents with a catheter inserted and left in their bladder
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
0.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of long-stay residents who were physically restrained

Quality Measures for Short Stay Residents

87.0%
63.0%
56.5%
-
85.4%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents assessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine
23.5%
16.0%
16.0%
16.0%
80.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
Percentage of short-stay residents who were assessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine
-
-
-
-
75.5%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who made improvements in function
-
-
-
-
17.2%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who self-report moderate to severe pain
-
-
-
-
1.7%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents who newly received an antipsychotic medication
0.0%
0.0%
0.0%
-
1.8%
Q4 2015Q1 2016Q2 2016Q3 2016IA
* The data for this facility for some quarters is unavailable.
Percentage of short-stay residents with pressure ulcers that are new or worsened