Good Samaritan Center is one of just a few available facilities in Live Oak, Florida. This turns out to be an A rated facility. It was given one of the most impressive scores that we offer. A score of this caliber requires first-rate marks across the board. In fact, this proved to be the best nursing home in the city. This place also received very consistent scores in all four of the major categories we assessed. Additional information about these categories can be found below.
Good Samaritan Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
Registered Staff Hours
We also wanted to point out the fact that this nursing home earned near flawless inspections recently. We gave them an impressive grade of A+ in this area. Inspection scores take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was assessed 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate threat to resident safety or health. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
We also wanted to emphasize the fact that this facility received a first-rate grade of A in our long-term care area. Facilities that receive this kind of grade in this category tend to provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure residents are kept in good health. After we finished assessing the quantity of care provided by nurses, we then looked at the nursing home's vaccination records. This facility vaccinated 100 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is what we like to see. Pneumonia sadly is often a deadly ailment for nursing home residents so we prefer when a nursing home does not leave this to chance. Finally, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. Indeed, it had less than one hospitalization per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low figure.
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Among its many impressive grades, this facility received an excellent nursing grade. In fact, we gave it a grade of A in that category. There are several subcategories included in this area. Most of these datapoints reflect staffing levels. This particular nursing home provided 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, we also looked at several nursing quality-based metrics and this nursing home excelled in some of these areas. With less than five percent of its residents sustaining pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any place Florida in this category. This is generally a good indicator of quality nursing care. Pressure ulcers can frequently be avoided by offering better nursing care, such as having a policy of moving residents even once per day.
Short-term Care Quality
The final category we looked at is short-term care, where this facility received a B. Believe it or not, this turned out to be this facility's least impressive area. A nursing home could be doing a lot worse when their weakest score still is superior to most other nursing homes. Our short-term care ratings are thought to be most meaningful for patients needing a nursing home for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation usually requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing services. Skilled nursing includes not just nursing, but also physical and speech therapy, as well as other forms of therapy. Fortunately, it appear that this facility has registered nurses on staff. Not all nursing homes employs these skilled professionals. However, according to the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The final measure we looked at in this category is the percentage of residents that ultimately were able to return home from the nursing home. We found that 4.5 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home as opposed to remaining at the facility on a permanent basis.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Good Samaritan Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Good Samaritan Center, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint gauges the percentage of long-term care patients that have pressure ulcers . We factor in this statistic in computing both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Good Samaritan Center, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This is the percent of residents who sustained a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are considered to be a barometer of the quality of nursing care . Major falls leading to injury are often the result of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Good Samaritan Center, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This datapoint indicates the percentage of long-term care patients who suffered from urinary tract infections. UTI's may be an indicator of lower quality nursing care. However, this datapoint can be skewed for certain nursing homes due to different reporting standards for UTI's.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Good Samaritan Center, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antipsychotic drugs. These medications may be used for treating a variety of medical conditions, including Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Good Samaritan Center, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This indicates the percent of residents who were given antianxiety drugs. These drugs are generally prescribed to patients suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Good Samaritan Center, 2.43% of Patients
This indicates the percentage of residents exhibiting depressive symptoms.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Good Samaritan Center, 94.61% of Patients
This is the percent of residents that were administered the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Higher vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Good Samaritan Center, 13.17% Percentage of Patients
This indicates the percentage of patients who required more assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate erosion of a patient's health.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Good Samaritan Center, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This metric is a measure of the percent of long-term stay patients that maintained mobility.
In Good Samaritan Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This datapoint is a measure of the number of times residents are hospitalized per 1,000 days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Good Samaritan Center, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This metric measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term resident care. Minimizing rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is key to restoring the health of patients.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Good Samaritan Center, 9.19 Percentage of Patients
This tells you the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Good Samaritan Center, 77.65% Percentage of Resident
Measures the percent of short-term residents that experienced functional improvements.
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